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RECAP: DECEMBER 27

Guest host: Lee Cowan

WATCH THE FULL DECEMBER 27 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: Going to Plan B: When COVID pulls the rug out from under you | Watch Video
Plans and structure are vital to our functioning and preparing for the future – and so with the pandemic forcing us to toss our plans for 2020 out the window, how should we move forward into 2021? Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with psychology professors, a psychiatrist, and a wedding planner about why it's important now to focus on the small, more manageable details of daily life.

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THE YEAR IN REVIEW: Top news stories of 2020 month-by-month | Watch Video
Time for one last look at the leading headlines from an unprecedented year. Lee Cowan reports.

    
LOOK BACK AT 2020: Books | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" reviews the tops in pop culture and more from the past year.

       
LOOK BACK AT 2020: Gone but never forgotten: Those we lost to COVID-19 (Video)
The pandemic has robbed many of us of loved ones, and of our dreams. Lee Cowan remembers a few of the hundreds of thousands of victims of this terrifying pandemic, and of their legacy: a human spirit that would not be defeated.

LOOK BACK AT 2020: Music | Watch Video

      
LOOK BACK AT 2020: Yes, there WAS good news coming out of 2020 | Watch Video
The pandemic offered an opportunity for advances in science and technology to help see us through a troubling time. Correspondent David Pogue reminds us of some of the often-overshadowed bright spots of the past year.

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LOOK BACK AT 2020: Online searches | Watch Video

      
THE YEAR IN REVIEW: Photos of 2020 (Video)

    
COMMENTARY: Honoring warriors on the frontlines of COVID-19 | Watch Video
This past year health care workers demonstrated the many ways people can rise to the challenge of our times while fighting an invisible enemy. Dr. Jon LaPook pays tribute to medical professionals who, having come face-to-face with the coronavirus, put their own lives in jeopardy in order to save others.

       
LOOK BACK AT 2020: Word of the Year

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Clockwise from top left: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Congressman John Lewis; L.A. Laker Kobe Bryant; actor Chadwick Boseman; singer Helen Reddy; and test pilot Chuck Yeager. Photos from Getty Images/photographers (clockwise from top left): Ron Sachs; Jeff Hutchens; Harry How; Matt Winkelmeyer; Ian Dickson; and David Madison

IN MEMORIAM: Hail and farewell to those we lost in 2020 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" pays tribute to the creative, inspiring and newsworthy men and women who passed away this year, who'd touched our lives in unforgettable ways. Lee Cowan reports.

GALLERY: Notable deaths in 2020

        
COMMENTARY: Michelle Miller on moving beyond grief | Watch Video
While we lost so much in 2020, we gained, too, as we enter the New Year with a sense of promise and hope.

GALLERY: Loved ones lost to COVID-19
Photos, submitted by '"Sunday Morning" viewers, of just a small sample of our community that we have lost to COVID-19.

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Salesman Sy Sperling perfected a hair replacement system, but his business didn't take root until he began pitching his Hair Club for Men himself on late-night TV, as both the company's founder and as a client.  Hair Club for Men

"MOBITUARIES": Hair Club for Men pitchman Sy Sperling | Watch Video
Sy Sperling wasn't just the founder of the Hair Club for Men, he was also a client. The follically-challenged entrepreneur, made famous for selling his hair restoration procedure on late-night TV, became a hirsute personification of the American Dream. "Mobituaries" host Mo Rocca looks back at the inspiring life of Sperling, who died earlier this year, a Hair Club for Men client to the end.

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COMMENTARY: Messages of healing and hope, after a difficult 2020Watch Video
Representatives of three faiths offer reflections for those whose devotion may have been tested by a year of struggle and loss, to renew hope and expectation for the New Year.

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NATURE: Snowfall in New Hampshire (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Videographer: Scot Miller.

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RECAP: DECEMBER 20

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Promoting the power of kindness | Watch Video
Kindness is not a random act but a full-time commitment – a respect for others and their inherent dignity. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with people who have built kindness into their daily lives, who are the subjects of a new documentary about the power of kindness, "The Antidote," including: A California teacher whose course on world religions aims to help students be less judgmental; an Indianapolis community organizer; and a Boston doctor who treats the city's homeless.

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MUSIC: Songs from the Young@Heart | Watch Video
The average age for members of the Young@Heart Chorus, of Northampton, Mass., is 85. But this isn't your grandfather's choral group; their repertoire includes music from the Ramones, the Rolling Stones, Madonna and Twisted Sister. Correspondent David Pogue talks with chorus members about the joy of singing "golden oldies" by such composers as Bowie and Springsteen, and the challenges of making Zoom their stage.

To watch a trailer for the Young @ Heart Chorus' Holiday Show on December 22 click on the video player below:

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ART: Etsy: Connecting artists with buyers by the millions | Watch Video
With more people shopping at home these days, the e-commerce site Etsy has allowed more than three million artists, designers, craftspeople and hobbyists to find markets for their work. Correspondent Nancy Giles talked with entrepreneurs who have turned their side interests into full-time jobs; and with Etsy CEO Josh Silverman, who discusses how the pandemic created an opportunity to connect creatives with customers.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: From 2009: Mo Rocca rocks his homemade hoodie (Video)
Inspired by the plucky do-it-yourself seamstresses of "Little House on the Prairie," and by Etsy.com founder Robert Kalin (whose website sells homemade crafts and clothing), correspondent Mo Rocca set out to create and sew his own hoodie, with the help of designer R. Mackswell Sherman and the critical eye of crafts queen Martha Stewart. Fashion world, watch out! [Originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" March 29, 2009.]

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HARTMAN: Spreading some fairy magic (VIDEO)
When Kelly Kenney discovered a fairy garden in her Los Angeles neighborhood, she decided that the child who created it deserved a visit from a real-life fairy – and that's when some true magic began. Steve Hartman reports. 

        
'TIS THE SEASON: "We Need a Little Christmas" (VIDEO)
In a special performance for "Sunday Morning," the Young People's Chorus of New York City presents a holiday favorite, "We Need a Little Christmas."

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including British spy novelist John le Carré, and Tony-winning choreographer-dancer-actress Ann Reinking.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: From 2019: In conversation with John le Carré (VIDEO)
The author talks with Mark Phillips about his latest novel of intrigue, "Agent Running in the Field," whose villains are the people trying to take Britain out of the European Union.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: From 1996: The secret world of John le Carré (VIDEO)
The putative end of the Cold War didn't mark the end for master spy storyteller John le Carré, who continued to write thrilling bestsellers of international intrigue and duplicity. Mark Phillips talked with the writer about how his "secret world" hadn't changed all that much, and with London tailor Douglas Hayward, who served as a source of inspiration for the British expat who finds himself in the middle of a plot in crime-and drug-ridden Panama City, in le Carré's novel, "The Tailor of Panama." Originally broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" November 17, 1996.

TOYS: Fisher-Price: 90 years of building classic toys | Watch Video
Innovation mixed with a little nostalgia is a formula that has served Fisher-Price for nearly 90 years. Correspondent Serena Altschul looks at the history of the company that believed toys would make a difference in the world, and speaks with customers who fondly remember the toys of their youth. 

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan's 2020 waitlist | Watch Video
As Americans wait for a physical and metaphorical shot in the arm, the comedian notes the many ways this year has been one long waiting game for something better.

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MUSIC: Paul McCartney on creating "McCartney III" in lockdown, and remembering John Lennon | Watch Video
While he was in pandemic lockdown, Sir Paul McCartney was writing new music for his latest solo album, "McCartney III," on which the 78-year-old not only served as songwriter and producer but also played nearly every instrument. Correspondent Seth Doane talked with McCartney about the former Beatle's "rockdown," and his songwriting relationship with John Lennon, who was killed 40 years ago this month. 

FROM THE ARCHIVE: From 1991: Paul McCartney on his "Liverpool Oratorio" (Video)
He's written hundreds of songs, as a Beatle, as the frontman of Wings, and as a solo performer. But Paul McCartney faced new challenges when he was commissioned to write a work for orchestra, soloists and chorus. Correspondent Eugenia Zukerman talked with McCartney about his "Liverpool Oratorio," then in rehearsals for its U.S. premiere at New York's Carnegie Hall. She also spoke with conductor Carl Davis; Walter Turnbull, director of the Boys Choir of Harlem; and Robert Bass, conductor of the Collegiate Chorale, about their participation in a landmark work by one of the 20th century's greatest songwriters. [Originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" November 17, 1991.]

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'TIS THE SEASON: Bobby Flay on creating a holiday meal fit for 2020 | Watch Video
As Christmas approaches and news of vaccines brings hope on the horizon, the chef and cookbook author suggests the way back to normalcy may be via our stoves.

RECIPE: Bobby Flay's Prime Rib of Beef

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'TIS THE SEASON: "Feliz Navidad" with José Feliciano and Young People's Chorus of NYC (VIDEO)
In a special performance for "Sunday Morning," singer-songwriter José Feliciano and the Young People's Chorus of New York City present Feliciano's classic yuletide song, "Feliz Navidad."

      
NATURE: Winter scenes in Minnesota (EXTENDED VIDEO)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to the Canadian border, at Minnesota's Grand Portage State Park. Videographer: Scot Miller.

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THE BOOK REPORT: Gift ideas for book lovers
Washington Post book reviewer Ron Charles offers suggestions for the bibliophiles on your holiday list.


RECAP: DECEMBER 13

Guest Host: Lee Cowan

WATCH THE FULL DECEMBER 13 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: "Humans": Connecting with the world one photo at a time | Watch Video
A decade ago Brandon Stanton began photographing and interviewing random strangers on the streets of New York, opening doors into the lives of everyday people and their experiences of joy, pain, success and struggle. His social media endeavor, Humans of New York, begat a successful book. In the years since he's traveled to more than 40 countries, collecting portraits and stories for his latest book, "Humans." Stanton talked with correspondent Jim Axelrod about finding the human connections we need now more than ever.

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TELEVISION: Battle royale over "The Crown" | Watch Video
The latest season of the hit Netflix series "The Crown" has been criticized for liberties taken in its depiction of life inside the British royal family during a most precipitous time: the unravelling of the marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Correspondent Mark Phillips talks with series creator Peter Morgan, and with royal biographer Penny Junor, about the show's dramatic license to thrill.

To watch a trailer for Season 4 of "The Crown" click on the video player below:

The Crown Season 4 | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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A CLOSER LOOK: Colors for 2021

       
HEALTH: Seeking to solve a cancer mystery
Something very strange seems to be happening in Johnson County, Indiana: A lot of children getting sick with pediatric cancers. But when the rash of illnesses wasn't determined to be an official "cancer cluster," a small band of determined parents took matters into their own hands. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty reports on environmental contamination and how some advocates' tireless pursuit of answers may be changing the lives of children beyond the borders of one Indiana town.

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MUSIC: José Feliciano wishes you "Feliz Navidad" | Watch Video
From a career that has lasted more than half a century, singer and guitar virtuoso José Feliciano is perhaps best known for his timeless Christmas classic, "Feliz Navidad" – though it wasn't immediately a hit upon its release 50 years ago. "Sunday Morning" contributor Kelefa Sanneh talked with the 75-year-old Feliciano about the battles and blessings of growing up blind, and how finding his musical voice became his greatest joy.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride, and test pilot Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Chuck Yeager and "The Right Stuff" (Video)
Test pilot Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier, died on Monday, December 7 at age 97. In this report that aired on "Sunday Morning" on October 23, 1983, correspondent David Dow went behind the scenes of the film "The Right Stuff" to talk with Yeager, and with director Philip Kaufman, about recreating a milestone event in mankind's journey to space.

        

'TIS THE SEASON: Hanukkah: Festival of lights (Video)
After a year that's seen more than its fair share of darkness, we now take time to celebrate light, during the celebration of Hanukkah. Lee Cowan offers a history.

'TIS THE SEASON: 2020 gift ideas from Techno Claus | Watch Video
It's that time of year when our jolly old friend, Techno Claus (a.k.a. David Pogue), arrives via chimney with a selection of gift ideas for the tech lovers on your holiday list.

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MOVIES: Heartbreak and transcendence: Bringing "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" to the screen | Watch Video
The story of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," about a 1920s blues singer's difficult recording session, is one of talent marred by tragedy. But the film adaptation of August Wilson's play is also one of those occasions when the story behind the scenes is just as compelling – and equally tragic. Correspondent Tracy Smith talked with Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis, Oscar-winner Denzel Washington (the film's producer), and Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe about the project, and about working with the late "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman, who gave a heartbreaking performance as a trumpet player while secretly battling colon cancer.

To watch a trailer for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" click on the video player below:

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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HARTMAN: The return of Secret Santa (Video)
In a normal year, an anonymous, wealthy businessman posing as "Secret Santa" personally hands out hundreds of $100 bills to random strangers. But this year, the novel coronavirus called for a novel method to deliver gifts to selected essential workers across the nation. Steve Hartman reports.

         
MILEPOST: Colors for 2021
       

LITERATURE: Nancy Drew turns 90 | Watch Video
The venerable teenage detective Nancy Drew turned 90 this year, and to correspondent Faith Salie, it's no mystery why the character has resonated with generations of fans. 

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NATURE: Geese migration (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Lake Byron in South Dakota, where 'tis the season for geese to migrate South. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.

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Unity Phelan, a soloist with the New York City Ballet, and Calvin Royal III, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, perform "After the Rain," from "A Night at the Ballet."  Live Arts Global

"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE: "A Night at the Ballet"
Live Arts Global will present a special streaming event Dec. 17-20, featuring dancers from major ballet companies, to raise funds for the performing arts community; Watch an excerpt.

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RECAP: DECEMBER 6

Guest Host: Martha Teichner

WATCH THE FULL DECEMBER 6 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: The looming eviction crisis | WATCH VIDEO
Coronavirus has already had a devastating economic impact: One in four American households has experienced job loss or diminished income during the pandemic. Potentially, millions of Americans are at risk of losing their homes starting January 1, when a government moratorium on evictions ends. "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with tenants and a landlord, and with Pulitzer Prize-winner Matthew Desmond ("Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City"), about the looming crisis. 

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HEALTH: At-home COVID tests: Advancing do-it-yourself diagnostics | WATCH VIDEO
OraSure Technologies has blazed a trail in at-home diagnostic tests. Now, the Pennsylvania-based biotech company is working to produce a quick, over-the-counter coronavirus test that consumers can take in the privacy of their home with results available in minutes. NPR's Allison Aubrey reports.

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ART: Artist Titus Kaphar on depicting loss and finding purpose | WATCH VIDEO
One of the country's hottest artists, Titus Kaphar has long tackled under-representation of minorities in Western art through his plays on classic paintings. He talks with correspondent Rita Braver about his artwork, and about NXTHVN, an arts program he co-founded that aids emerging artists, curators and students.

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TELEVISION: PBS turns 50 | WATCH VIDEO
The Public Broadcasting Service is marking fifty years of broadcasting, during which the consortium of public TV stations has not only served up award-winning dramas, documentaries and children's programming, but also opened an underserved broadcast market to the outside world. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at how PBS has changed the lives of viewers and filmmakers in its first half-century, and the fundraising drives that are critical to its survival.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (VIDEO)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor/bodybuilder David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, and Olympic Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson.

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2020

POSTCARD FROM TOKYO: The vanishing art of sushi | WATCH VIDEO
Even before coronavirus, soaring fish prices and competition from big chains had wiped out more than half of Japan's traditional sushi restaurants. With most owners at or near retirement, the pandemic is accelerating the demise of neighborhood sushi. Correspondent Lucy Craft looks at how fast-food sushi is remaking a dining tradition.

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COMMENTARY: David Sedaris demands the right to fire others | WATCH VIDEO
The humorist suggests the power of a "citizen's dismissal," like a citizen's arrest, could revolutionize customer service.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Leslie Uggams on going the extra mile | WATCH VIDEO
Singer and actress Leslie Uggams has been in show business for seven decades, since she was six. From appearances on musical variety shows and hosting her own series, to her roles in "Roots," "Empire," and the "Deadpool" movies, she talked with correspondent Mo Rocca about the responsibility she felt as one of the few African Americans regularly performing on early television, where there was no room for failure.

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HARTMAN: Ho! Ho! Ho! COVID can't keep Santa Claus down (VIDEO)
Not even a pandemic could prevent Jolly St. Nick from completing his Christmas rounds. Thanks to his technologically-challenged elves, Santa will do thousands of virtual visits this holiday season. Steve Hartman reports from the North Pole's Zoom chat room. 

MUSIC: Dua Lipa and her plan for world domination | WATCH VIDEO
Singer-songwriter Dua Lipa's latest album, "Future Nostalgia," a collection of dance hits – released just as lockdowns began – has become a soundtrack to her fans' isolation. The Grammy-winner talked with correspondent Roxana Saberi about her determination to leave home at 15 to build a music career; how her lyrics reflect her growing confidence as a young woman in the industry; and how she came up with the next best thing to a world tour during COVID-19.

You can stream Dua Lipa's album "Future Nostalgia" (Warner Records) by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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NATURE: Washington waterfalls (EXTENDED VIDEO)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to the Lower Lewis River Falls near Cougar, Washington. Videographer: Mike Griffith.       


RECAP: NOVEMBER 29

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COVER STORY: COVID-19 vaccine breakthroughs: What happens now? | Watch Video
The latest promising advances in coronavirus vaccines are now posing more questions. Correspondent David Pogue talks with public health and manufacturing experts, medical officials and pharmaceutical representatives, in search of answers about the logistics required to safely transport an approved vaccine; who will get the first available doses; and combatting vaccine skepticism.

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Artist and author Charlie Mackesy. CBS News

ART: Charlie Mackesy's lessons in kindness | Watch Video
Through his whimsical sketches and his characters' simple yet sage advice, British artist Charlie Mackesy manages to distill what's most important about life, including kindness, empathy, perseverance and love. He talks with correspondent Seth Doane about his surprise bestseller, "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse."

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Raccoons do not have opposable thumbs; that may be what saves us.  Pond5

WILDLIFE: Are we making raccoons smarter? | Watch Video
The black-masked critters that teach themselves how to break into trash bins are the perfect urban survivalists, and we have ourselves to thank for that. Correspondent Faith Salie talks with experts who have studied raccoons to find out what we can learn from them.

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MOVIES:
 Meryl Streep, Candice Bergen and Dianne Wiest on "Let Them All Talk" | Watch Video
Three remarkable actress – Academy Award-winners Meryl Streep and Dianne Wiest, and Emmy Award-winner Candice Bergen – share the screen in a new film by director Steven Soderbergh, "Let Them All Talk," an exercise in improvisation, in which its actors were required to create the dialogue themselves. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with the trio about the rarity of starring in a major Hollywood film about three women in their 70s.

To watch a trailer for "Let Them All Talk" click on the video player below:

Let Them All Talk | Official Trailer | HBO Max by HBO Max on YouTube

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PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Zappos' former CEO Tony Hsieh and World Cup soccer star Diego Maradona. 

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh (VIDEO)
Tony Hsieh, the retired head of Las Vegas-based Zappos.com, died Friday, November 27. In this profile that originally aired on "Sunday Morning" June 6, 2010, correspondent Erin Moriarty talked with the then-36-year-old CEO whose online shoe retailer was thriving, thanks in part to a unique company culture and its revolutionary customer service. Hsieh also discussed a business philosophy he wrote about in his book, "Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose."

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2020

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Portraits of homeless persons by Leah Denbok. Leah Denbok

ART: Portraits of the homeless (Video)
For five years 20-year-old Canadian photographer Leah Denbok has been taking photos of the homeless in Toronto, capturing their faces as well as their stories, to bring attention to their plight. Correspondent John Blackstone talks with Leah and her father, Tim, who have used her haunting photographs to raise funds for homeless charities.

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Teacher, journalist and peace advocate Colman McCarthy.  CBS News

EDUCATION: Peace advocate Colman McCarthy | Watch Video
Colman McCarthy is a true original: A golfer, former monk, Washington Post columnist, and now a teacher of peace, who has forged his own path spreading the philosophy of non-violence. Correspondent Mo Rocca sat down with McCarthy for an unforgettable conversation with an unforgettable man.

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COMMENTARY:
 Jim Gaffigan's 2020 set to music | Watch Video
The comedian's Thanksgiving holiday, which he shared with the same people he's been in lockdown with since March, suggests a musical theme for this Year of COVID-19.

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Actor-director George Clooney. CBS News

MOVIES: George Clooney: Down to Earth | Watch Video
Actor-director George Clooney returns to the world of sci-fi with his latest futuristic drama, the post-apocalyptic thriller "The Midnight Sky," He talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about shooting in Iceland; how marriage and fatherhood has changed his perspective; and does he really cut his own hair?

To watch a trailer for "The Midnight Sky" click on the video player below:

THE MIDNIGHT SKY starring George Clooney | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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SCIENCE:
 Sharing quarantine with endangered seabirds (Video)
This summer, during the COVID-19 pandemic, three scientists studying endangered seabirds found themselves on an island off the New Hampshire coast, which they shared with thousands of terns – and no one else. New Yorker magazine contributor Kelefa Sanneh talked with Liz Craig, Aliya Caldwell and Beckley Stearns about their unique sojourn on the terns' breeding ground at Seavey Island.

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COMMENTARY:
 Dr. Jon LaPook on his personal pet peeves | Watch Video
When something irritates you, should you share it with the world? CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reveals what pushes his buttons, and whether one should push back.

     
NATURE:
 Late autumn colors (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to witness fall foliage. Videographer: Charles Schultz.
      


SPECIAL: "THE PET PROJECT" (NOVEMBER 27)

Jane Pauley hosts a one-hour primetime special celebrating America's love of animals in all shapes and sizes, airing Friday, November 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and CBS All Access. 

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Keeping pets all in the family | Watch Video
Three out of four dog- and cat-owners consider their pets to be members of the family. And there are benefits to sharing our homes with animals: scientific research has demonstrated pet ownership is good for your health. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the bonds between pets and their pet parents, and how pet ownership feeds a nearly $100-billion-a-year industry.

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Viral pet videos that melt hearts (Video)
Internet videos of pets and animals are more than just fun; they can also inspire. Correspondent David Pogue looks at the evolution of animal videos.

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Robert Irwin, Terri Irwin, and Bindi Irwin with her husband, Chandler Powell. CBS News

Carrying on the legacy of Steve Irwin | Watch Video
The family of Steve Irwin is continuing the life mission of the "Crocodile Hunter" star, with their zoo and hospital aimed at protecting wildlife, and a TV series educating the public about the wonders of the animal world. Correspondent Seth Doane talks with Steve's kids, Bindi and Robert Irwin; their mom, Terri; and Bindi's new husband, Chandler Powell, about their unusual family business.

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British photographer Gerrard Gethings has been taking portraits of pets, and the people who look like them.  Gerrard Gethings

When our pets look like us (Video)
For so many dog owners, pets are not only best friends and trusted companions, they are, in some ways, reflections of their best selves – literally. Correspondent Nancy Giles checks out some human and animal look-alikes.

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In 1961, during the Cold War, Charlie, the Welsh terrier of the Kennedy family, and Pushinka, a gift from Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, became an item.  Alamy

All the presidents' pets: JFK's canine détente | Watch Video
President John F. Kennedy's family hosted a large number of pets, including dogs, a cat, hamsters and a pony. When Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev presented a gift to the Kennedys – a glamorous dog named Pushinka, whose parents were Soviet space dogs – it set tongues (and tails) wagging. Correspondent Mo Rocca reports.

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Xiao Qi Ji, a giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo this summer.  CBS News

Meet Xiao Qi Ji, the Smithsonian National Zoo's star panda cub (Video)
The giant panda cub, born in August at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is a star attraction, with an online audience via the zoo's "Panda Cam." Correspondent Rita Braver reports on the birth of Xiao Qi Ji (whose name means "little miracle" in Chinese), and the shared efforts of China and the United States to protect a threatened species.

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Actor Michael J. Fox, with Gus.  Family Photo

Michael J. Fox and his pal, Gus | Watch Video
Gus, a "Great Dane-ish" mutt, has been by Michael J. Fox's side about half as long as the "Back to the Future" actor has been battling Parkinson's disease, and figures prominently in Fox's new book, "No Time Like the Future." Fox talked with correspondent Lee Cowan about the special bond between human and dog.

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All the presidents' pets: Calvin Coolidge's White House raccoon | Watch Video
President Calvin Coolidge and the first lady were known animal lovers, and received many unusual animals as gifts. One in particular, a raccoon, made its mark as perhaps the last exotic pet to live at the White House. Mo Rocca reports.

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Marley, and his Yellow Lab clone, Ziggy.  CBS News

Pet cloning: Man's best friend, again | Watch Video
When their 12-year-old dog Marley was diagnosed with cancer, the Tschirhart family couldn't bear to say goodbye. So, they turned to ViaGen Pets, of Austin, Texas, a company that has cloned hundreds of pets for a multitude of grateful owners. Correspondent Tracy Smith checks out what the right amount of love, science and money can bring to an animal lover.

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All the presidents' pets: The Roosevelts' menagerie | Watch Video
President Teddy Roosevelt's six children grew up with no fewer than 40 animals, from dogs, ponies and guinea pigs to a one-legged rooster. Mo Rocca visits historic Sagamore Hill, the Roosevelt family retreat in Long Island, New York, for a look at their collection of animals worthy of an ark.

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The "Sunday Morning" theme's canine accompanists (Video)
When the trumpet sounds at the opening of "CBS Sunday Morning" each week, many of our four-legged viewers join in.

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RECAP: NOVEMBER 22

Jane Pauley hosts our annual holiday broadcast exploring all things epicurean!

And to get you started: 

RECIPES: "Sunday Morning" 2020 Food Issue recipe index
Delicious menu suggestions from top chefs, cookbook authors, food bloggers, celebrity cooks, and the editors of Bon Appétit magazine! 

WATCH THE FULL NOVEMBER 22 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: The rise in Americans' food insecurity | Watch Video
COVID-19 has deepened our nation's hunger crisis. Since the pandemic started, as many as seven million people have enrolled in the federal government's food stamp program, and many are relying on food banks for the first time to feed their families. Correspondent Lee Cowan visits San Antonio, Texas, to find out how charitable organizations there are stepping up to feed the demand.

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BREAKFAST: The basics of baking bagels | Watch Video
Beth George, a Lebanese-American lawyer, has a new title: Bagel consultant. She offers lessons in how to bake traditional New York-style bagels, as her company, BYOB Bagels, teaches restaurateurs and small business owners how to profit off the breakfast staple. Correspondent Martha Teichner finds out that baking the perfect bagel is not exactly a piece of cake.

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SOUP: Soup tureen treasures (Video)
Delaware's Winterthur Museum houses a historic collection of elegant, stylish or downright weird soup tureens – serving bowls that dish out status, artistry and whimsy. Correspondent Rita Braver reports.

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PASTA: Tortellini: Comfort food in any language | Watch Video
In Italy, tortellini in broth is traditionally a comfort food for the holidays. In 2020, this comforting dish – so simple, yet complex – is welcome in any season. Correspondent Seth Doane visits restaurants in Florence and Bologna for lessons in how this pasta favorite is made.

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AMERICA: Celebrating Black influence on American cuisine | Watch Video
Chef Marcus Samuelsson's new book, "The Rise," is his recipe for a national conversation on the contributions of Black chefs and Black cooking to the American table. Mark Whitaker also talks food history with chef and restaurateur Edouardo Jordan and writer Jessica B. Harris.

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LEGUMES: Heirloom beans, from Napa Valley to your mailbox | Watch Video
Rancho Gordo, in California's Napa Valley, doesn't sell you garden-variety beans. Their heirloom beans, many from small Mexican villages where the seeds are revered like old family recipes, are a hit with upscale restaurants and a mail-order clientele. Correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti asks owner Steve Sando to spill the beans about his success.

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WORLD: Nourishing on a grand scale: One chef's effort to feed India | Watch Video
As the pandemic forced chef Vikas Khanna to put much of his cooking empire on hold, the Michelin star-winning restaurateur, cookbook author and TV host has mobilized an army half a world away to battle hunger in his native India. His #FeedIndia initiative has provided 50 million meals so far, all coordinated from his New York City apartment. Correspondent Jim Axelrod reports.

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SNACKS:
 America's sweet spot for snacks (Video)
One in three people says they're snacking more this year. It's an increase for sure, but our appetite for snacks is nothing new. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks to food experts about how America developed this decades-long craving for snacks.  

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BUSINESS: The oldest Chinese restaurant in America | Watch Video
The oldest continuously-running Chinese restaurant in the United States, the Pekin Noodle Parlor, has been feeding customers in Butte, Montana, since 1911. Correspondent Luke Burbank visits the multi-generational family business and takes a step into culinary history.

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Kate Hudson on being a World Food Programme ambassador | Watch Video
Every minute of the day, the people at the World Food Programme are trying to keep millions around the world from starving to death. Their work has earned the United Nations organization this year's Nobel Peace Prize – and inspired actress and entrepreneur Kate Hudson to become a World Food Programme ambassador, using her platform to raise awareness about people in need. Correspondent Tracy Smith reports on Hudson's role of a lifetime.

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FLAVORING: Extracting the essence of mint | Watch Video
Washington is the country's largest producer of mint, the oil of which can be worth thousands of dollars more per barrel than crude oil. Correspondent Conor Knighton visits family farmers, and the processing company Labbeemint, whose extracts of peppermint, spearmint and other varieties are used in everything from candy and gum to toothpaste and mouthwash.

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TREATS: Rainbow cookies get a colorful twist | Watch Video
The rainbow cookie, a favorite tri-colored treat – traditionally made in honor of the Italian flag – gets a stylish update incorporating all the colors of the rainbow. New Yorker magazine contributor Kelefa Sanneh takes a bite. 

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SPIRITS: 
Applejack, a spirit as old as the American Republic | Watch Video
The Laird Family of New Jersey has been producing applejack, or apple brandy, for nine generations. Correspondent Mo Rocca drinks in the history of the alcoholic beverage that helped fortify a revolution, put at least one president in the White House, and is – even in these sobering times – keeping spirits up.

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NATURE: Wild turkeys in Ohio (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us this Sunday before Thanksgiving among wild turkeys in a Toledo, Ohio park. Videographer: Alex Goetz.

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"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE: "Cheek to Cheek" (VIDEO)
To celebrate the 85th anniversary of the classic Irving Berlin musical "Top Hat," Emmy-nominated choreographer Chloé Arnold and Maud Arnold, both of Syncopated Ladies, tap dance to a contemporary rendition of the song "Cheek to Cheek," performed and arranged by Judith Hill.      


RECAP: NOVEMBER 15

"Sunday Morning" will be only one hour this week, as CBS Sports presents the final day of play of The Masters golf tournament, beginning at 10 a.m. ET. 

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL NOVEMBER 15 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: Barack Obama speaks out on politics, the presidency, and Donald Trump | Watch Video
In his first television interview since the election of Joe Biden as the 46th President, former President Barack Obama sits down with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King to discuss the first volume of his memoirs, "A Promised Land." He talks about the enormous opposition he experienced as he entered the White House; the impact of his political career on his family; and why he campaigned for his former vice president – and spoke out so vociferously against his successor, President Donald Trump.

[And don't miss Scott Pelley's interview with former President Barack Obama on "60 Minutes" Sunday, November 15.]

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ART: Pie art: One baker's delicious designs | Watch Video
When Lauren Ko began posting photos of her pie designs on Instagram, social media ate them up. She talks with correspondent Conor Knighton about her new book, "Pieometry," and about her sweet creations and pun-filled posts that leave fans pie-ning for more.

RECIPE: Happy As A Gram, from Lauren Ko's "Pieometry"

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HARTMAN:
 A pig in a pickle (Video)
A seemingly drama-free webcam stream, of a pig in a barn in Upstate New York, suddenly turned into hot programming when the barn caught fire. Laura Palladino, who was the sole viewer of the stream, became a hero when she least expected it. Steve Hartman reports.

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BUSINESS:
 Leonard Lauder on Estée Lauder and the sweet smell of success | Watch Video
The chairman emeritus and former CEO of the global beauty behemoth talks with correspondent Alina Cho about his new memoir, "The Company I Keep," a book that is equal parts biography, business tome, philanthropy and tribute to his mother, Estée Lauder (a woman who founded a cosmetics empire in her kitchen), and all the wisdom he's picked up along the way.

READ AN EXCERPT: The origin story of Estée Lauder, from "The Company I Keep"

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PULSE: Holiday travel

       
MOVIES:
 Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell on sharing love – and the screen – together | Watch Video
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are spreading holiday cheer as Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Netflix film "The Christmas Chronicles 2." And as correspondent Tracy Smith discovers, the actors and longtime partners' relationship has a certain magic all its own. 

To watch a trailer for "The Christmas Chronicles 2" click on the video player below:

The Christmas Chronicles 2 starring Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on saving face while wearing a mask | Watch Video
The comedian opines on how having a big head (both physically and metaphorically) can affect one's use of personal protective equipment.

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NATURE:
 California's Tahoe National Forest (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Tahoe National Forest, northwest of Lake Tahoe, in California. 

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"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE: Paul Taylor Dance Company (Video)
Recorded at the Paul Taylor Dance Company's Lower East Side Studio six months after the COVID-19 shutdown, Maria Ambrose and Lisa Borres perform an excerpt from Taylor's 1977 masterwork "Images," with music by Claude Debussy. Visit the Taylor Company's website (ptamd.org/benefit2020) for information on their November 19 virtual benefit, "Modern Is Now: Stories of Our Future."
     


RECAP: NOVEMBER 8

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL NOVEMBER 8 BROADCAST!

COVER STORY: The election's aftermath, and the power of the vote | Watch Video
One thing is clear from this week's presidential election results: America is a deeply, almost evenly divided country. Correspondent Martha Teichner takes a look at this divide, and what it means for our nation moving forward.

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ART: Artist Pierre Soulages, "The Master of Black" (Video)
The 100-year-old French painter, recently honored with a solo exhibition at the Louvre, talks with correspondent Elizabeth Palmer about how he was enlightened by the mysteries of light reflecting off the surface of black paint in his transformative abstract masterworks.

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BY THE NUMBERS:
 Election turnout (Video)
"Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley looks at the data from a historic vote.
     

BOOKS: Independent booksellers write a new chapter during COVID-19 | Watch Video
The Strand Book Store is a New York institution, with four floors of books, and 93 years of tradition. But while it survived a Great Depression, World War II and 9/11, it has struggled during the era of COVID-19. New Yorker contributor Kelefa Sanneh talks with the Strand's owners, and with the owners of EyeSeeMe, an African-American children's bookstore in St. Louis, about how independent booksellers are finding ways to cope during the coronavirus pandemic, and about the community of readers that wants them to survive. 

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MOVIES:
 Sophia Loren on "The Life Ahead" | Watch Video
After seven decades in show business, and a 10-year break from acting, Sophia Loren returns to the screen with a standout performance in a new Netflix film, "The Life Ahead," directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti. They talk with correspondent Seth Doane about her portrayal of a Holocaust survivor, and why the 86-year-old Academy Award-winner still approaches acting with the same spontaneity and anxiety as if it's her first movie role.

To watch a trailer for "The Life Ahead" click on the video player below.

The Life Ahead | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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PASSAGE:
 Remembering Marguerite Littman (Video)
"Sunday Morning" looks back at the life of Marguerite Littman, a philanthropist and friend of artists and writers who advocated for AIDS patients, and who was an inspiration for Holly Golightly in Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

          
SCIENCE:
 A giant step forward for users of artificial legs | Watch Video
Osseointegration, a form of implant surgery, is restoring freedom of movement to amputees in a revolutionary new way. Correspondent Barry Petersen speaks to doctors about this prosthetic procedure, and with patients who are embracing their expanded mobility with a vengeance.

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MILEPOST:
 Vice President-elect Kamala Devi Harris

       
HARTMAN:
 A Halloween treat (Video)
Zoe Thomas, of Atlanta, is a three-year-old who was diagnosed with leukemia back in February. And because her immune system is now compromised, she couldn't go trick-or-treating last weekend with all the other kids. But the children in her neighborhood had a sweet Halloween surprise for her. Steve Hartman reports.
      

HUMOR: Steve Martin and Harry Bliss on the concise joy of cartoons | Watch Video
The multi-talented Steve Martin has covered a lot of ground, as a standup comedian and actor, writer, novelist and musician. Now he can claim "cartoonist" to his resume, collaborating with noted New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss on humorous one-panel gems. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with Martin and Bliss about the precision of the cartoon; capturing ideas in the middle of the night; and their cartoon collection, "A Wealth of Pigeons."

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COMMENTARY: 
Jim Gaffigan on the painstaking, belabored marathon of an election | Watch Video
The comedian asks, what kind of election did we expect from the year 2020?

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SPIRITS: Chasing down Pappy Van Winkle, the world's most coveted bourbon | Watch Video
Since 1935 the Van Winkles, of Louisville, has been producing a whiskey now so sought-after that a single bottle may fetch thousands of dollars on the resale market. Correspondent Lee Cowan goes in search of how this family's spirited product became a Holy Grail for whiskey aficionados.

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NATURE: Migrating monarchs (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Cape May in New Jersey, on the flight path of monarch butterflies. Videographer: Jeff Reisly.


RECAP: NOVEMBER 1

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: What can the hibernation of bears teach humans? | Watch Video
Scientists at Washington State University's Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center are studying what goes on before, during and after grizzly bears hibernate over the winter months. Their findings may hold critical clues to advancing human health (such as the fight against diabetes), and making months-long space flights possible. Correspondent Conor Knighton reports.

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CORONAVIRUS:
 The mental health toll of COVID-19 | Watch Video
More than half of American adults say their mental health has suffered because of the pandemic, which is aggravating mental illness among those who already suffer from it, and taking a toll on the rest of us, too. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with mental health practitioners, and with people suffering from OCD, about facing a mental health epidemic, and the anxiety we are all feeling.

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GAMES: Online chess makes its biggest move | Watch Video
The pandemic has hurt most professional sports, but it's done wonders for one game: chess! Players and fans, looking for competitive thrills, are logging into online chess platforms like never before. Correspondent David Pogue talks with a chess grandmaster and an online chess star about the boom in the game.

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MILEPOST: 
Work hours
       

BOOKS: Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady and humanitarian | Watch Video
Eleanor Roosevelt transformed herself from a shy, self-conscious girl to a revered figure on the world stage as an internationally-respected human rights activist. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with David Michaelis, author of a new biography, "Eleanor," about the first lady's partnership with her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and how she found herself as a globetrotting humanitarian following FDR's death.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Eleanor," the life of Mrs. Roosevelt

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PASSAGE:
 Remembering Sean Connery | Watch Video
Correspondent Lee Cowan looks back at the career of Scottish actor Sean Connery – best known for his portrayals of secret agent James Bond – who died Saturday at the age of 90. 

       
HARTMAN: 
Testimonies to Susan B. Anthony (Video)
Voters, women mostly, have been flocking to Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, N.Y., to pay tribute to suffragist Susan B. Anthony, who died never knowing her fight to win women the sacred right to vote would succeed. Steve Hartman talked with some of those who made a pilgrimage to her gravesite.  

       
AMERICA DECIDES:
 An Election Night tradition: The concession speech | Watch Video
There may be nothing more American than baseball, apple pie – and presidential elections, including a speech by the losing candidate. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett looks at the dramatic history of concessions, and examines why a losing candidate stepping aside is what allows our country to move forward.

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AMERICA DECIDES: 104-year-old Ruth Rosner on casting her vote (Video)
New Yorker Ruth Rosner first voted for a president in 1936, casting her ballot for FDR. Last week, on the first day of early voting, correspondent Faith Salie accompanied the 104-year-old to the polls, and her social media posts helped make Rosner a viral star. She talked with Salie about participating in her 22nd presidential election, the importance of voting, and why not even COVID-19 could keep her from making her voice heard.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: 
Comedy legend Bob Newhart | Watch Video
Comedian Bob Newhart was a pioneer of observational humor, imparting his deadpan delivery on award-winning comedy albums and classic TV sitcoms. Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz sits down with the 91-year-old Newhart, who believes having a sense of humor is not just business, it's essential, especially now.

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AMERICA DECIDES:
 How China views the U.S. election (Video)
Correspondent Ramy Inocencio reports on how observers in Asia are responding to America's presidential contest.

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AMERICA DECIDES: How the Middle East views the U.S. election (Video)
Correspondent Holly Williams talks with experts about the Trump administration's record in the Middle East, and the prospects for U.S. foreign policy going forward post-election.

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AMERICA DECIDES:
 John Dickerson on weathering Election Day stress | Watch Video
As we await the results of ballot canvassing this week, the "60 Minutes" correspondent says patience is key – as is ignoring rumors and misinformation, from both foreign and domestic agents of chaos, aimed at sowing discord.

       
NATURE:
 White Mountain National Forest (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Videographer: Michael Clark.

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"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE: "1969: The Second Man" (VIDEO)
In 2018 Jacob Brandt created the folk-rock theatrical production "1969: The Second Man," inspired by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second human to walk on the moon. He has now adapted the music to a new concept album, and performs the first song, "Prologue," for "Sunday Morning" viewers.


RECAP: OCTOBER 25

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Impatience: Why we don't want to wait | Watch video
The phrase "patience is a virtue" is often easier spoken than practiced, especially in our exasperating times. Barry Petersen set out before the COVID-19 pandemic hit to learn just why we dislike waiting so much, and what we can do to keep our cool in an impatient world. He spoke to one researcher about the science behind impatience. 

RECORDS: What makes a Guinness World Record? (Video) 
For adjudicators from Guinness World Records, it takes some record-setting nerves to judge a world-record attempt as successful. Guinness may get a thousand applications every week to break a world record, and during a time of pandemic, when social distancing prevents mass-participation records, they have even set up weekly at-home challenges. But you have to go outdoors to pursue what one team in Colorado recently attempted: the world's largest fireworks shell ever launched. Lee Cowan reports.

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HARTMAN:
 No bones about it: One kid's sweet relationship with a spooky buddy (Video)
Hartman brings a special story to "CBS Sunday Morning" just in time for Halloween, though it's more sweet than scary.

    
PASSAGE: 
In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including musician Jerry Jeff Walker and dancer Marge Champion.

   
MOVIES:
 "Mank" and the writer behind "Citizen Kane" | Watch video
A new film from director David Fincher ("The Social Network") shines a light (in black-and-white) on the Golden Age Hollywood studio system, as screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz struggles to complete the screenplay for Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane." Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz (the grandson of Herman) talks with Fincher, and with actresses Amanda Seyfried and Lily Collins, about the story behind the making of a masterwork. 

To watch a trailer for "Mank" click on the video player below: 

MANK | Official Teaser | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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HALLOWEEN:
 Drive-thru haunted houses make for a spooky, COVID-safe Halloween (Video) 
Luke Burbank takes a look at how some places are setting up drive-thru haunted houses for a spooky — and healthy — Halloween. One of these places is a car wash-turned-haunted house in Copiague, New York, where parents can get the car cleaned and give kids a thrilling ride at the same time. 

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AMERICA DECIDES: 
Voter fraud, suppression and partisanship: A look at the 1876 election | Watch video
With nine days left until Election Day, many Americans hope the race finishes smoothly — unlike the disputed election of 1876. As the United States celebrated the centennial of the Declaration of Independence, a heated competition between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel Tilden was rife with accusations of voter fraud and suppression. Mo Rocca speaks to historians about how the tight race was eventually decided. 

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MUSIC: 
Rock star Stevie Nicks in her own words | Watch video
Superstar Stevie Nicks has built up a devoted following over the course of her career, both as a member of rock band Fleetwood Mac and a solo artist in her own right. The celebrated musician sat down to speak with Tracy Smith for "CBS Sunday Morning."

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THE VIEW FROM EUROPE:
 How Europe sees the 2020 U.S. presidential election (Video) 
With the 2020 presidential election less than two weeks away, the eyes of the world are on the United States to see who it picks as the nation's next leader. Seth Doane speaks to Europeans, including the U.K.'s former ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch, about how the race looks from the outside, and how relations between Europe and the U.S. have been shaped under the Trump administration. 

   
THE VIEW FROM RUSSIA: How Russians are viewing the 2020 U.S. presidential election (Video) 
With the 2020 presidential election less than two weeks away, the eyes of the world are on the United States to see who it picks as the nation's next leader. Elizabeth Palmer hears from people in Russia about what they think of the race.

    
COMMENTARY: 
The 2020 presidential election reaches the home-stretch | Watch Video 
With just over a week to go until Election Day on November 3, "60 Minutes" correspondent John Dickerson joins "CBS Sunday Morning" with thoughts on what to consider when casting your ballot.       

       
NATURE:
 A look at Yellowstone National Park (Video)
"Sunday Morning" shares a view of the elk living in Yellowstone National Park. 


RECAP: OCTOBER 18

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL OCTOBER 18 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: For many climate change finally hits home | Watch Video
With record wildfires and hurricanes ravaging the United States, the effects of extreme weather events made worse by climate change are becoming more visible, and costly, to more and more Americans. Correspondent David Pogue talks with experts about whether we can be optimistic about government, societal and corporate efforts to mitigate the destructive effects of greenhouse gas production.

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ART: David Lee Roth's brush with art | Watch Video
In an interview recorded earlier this summer, singer David Lee Roth, longtime frontman for the group Van Halen, demonstrates how he is making a name for himself as an artist and social commentator trained in sumi-e, the Japanese art of ink painting, doing what he describes as "graphic therapy." But correspondent Tracy Smith finds out there was yet another calling in Roth's life that, he says, made him feel like a rock star.

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BOOKS:
 Alicia Garza on the origin of Black Lives Matter | Watch Video
Oakland-based activist Alicia Garza coined the phrase "Black Lives Matter" in 2013, the day George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Soon a hashtag was created, and a movement was born. Garza talks with journalist Mark Whitaker about her new book, "The Purpose of Power," and her education in activism; the inequities of America's criminal justice system; and why social change is built not on social media hashtags but on people.

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HARTMAN:
 Gift of baseballs, with a catch (Video)
In a batting cage in Montgomery, Alabama, Brian Robinson and his son, Carter, found a bucket of balls, and a note left by a stranger that threw them for a curve. Steve Hartman reports on how one generation's treasured pastime scored some extra innings.

MOVIES: Elliott Gould on his unconventional stardom | Watch Video
He's never been a typical Hollywood star, but the Oscar-nominated actor known for such classics as "MASH" and "The Long Goodbye" has always played characters as unorthodox and distinctive as himself. Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz sits down with Elliott Gould to talk about his acting career, and the "slings and arrows" of his outrageous fortune. 

      
PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan and veteran game show host Tom Kennedy.      

ELECTION 2020:  Winning the votes of suburban women in battleground states | Watch Video
For decades women have been outvoting men – and it seems this voting bloc has never been more consequential to the outcome of an election than it is now. Erin Moriarty of "48 Hours" talks with suburban women in battleground states (the demographic that helped decide the 2016 election), and with Lauren Leader, head of the non-partisan voter education group All In Together, who says women on both ends of the political spectrum are unusually energized this year – and are being courted heavily by both the Trump and Biden campaigns.

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COMMENTARY: 
Splitting hairs – Jim Gaffigan on the debunked image of Vikings | Watch Video
A new study of the DNA of skeletons reveals that the Middle-Age Scandinavian seafarers were not blonde! Comedian Jim Gaffigan, who is not a Viking, wants to know what that means for the popular image of blonde guys like himself.

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MUSIC: Christopher Cross on his near-fatal COVID illness | Watch Video
Earlier this year singer-songwriter Christopher Cross contracted the coronavirus, and was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare disease affecting the body's immune system. Hospitalized in the ICU, the Grammy-winner was paralyzed and almost died. In his first television interview since his illness, Cross talks with correspondent Serena Altschul about his near-death experience; being a long-haul COVID survivor; and his return to the recording studio.

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HISTORY: A tribute to monumental women | Watch Video
At a time when many statues of controversial historical figures are coming down, some lofty women are going up. In New York City's Central Park, a monument has been unveiled honoring women's suffrage pioneers Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Correspondent Faith Salie talks with sculptor Meredith Bergmann about the Women's Rights Pioneers Monument marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment; and with Rutgers professor Salamishah Tillet about the fraught history of the suffrage movement.

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ELECTION 2020:
 The perils of polls | Watch Video
As we get closer to Election Day, and after millions of Americans have already cast their ballots in early voting, John Dickerson of "60 Minutes" reflects on the uncertainty of political polling, and the danger of relying too heavily on what polls "predict."        

          
NATURE:
 Colorado forest (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" witnesses an early snowfall at the San Juan National Forest near Durango, Colorado. 

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RECAP: OCTOBER 11

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL OCTOBER 11 BROADCAST! 

SUNDAY SUMMARY: Trump, COVID in Europe, Hurricane Delta (Video)
Jane Pauley presents the headlines this morning, from President Trump's rally on the grounds of the White House, to Europe's feared second wave of coronavirus infections, to the 10th named storm to hit the U.S. mainland this year: Hurricane Delta.

COVER STORY: Fighting for the right to repair your own stuff | Watch Video
Big electronics makers have made it difficult for consumers to fix their devices – from smartphones to computers – when they break down, or simply need a new battery. Correspondent David Pogue reports on the Right to Repair movement, a coalition of consumer advocates, digital rights activists and environmental groups that is fighting for laws that will help combat our throwaway culture.

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HISTORY: A monumental reckoning | Watch Video
Since protests erupted over the death of George Floyd, the range of public monuments removed or vandalized has expanded well beyond those honoring the Confederacy. Criticized as racist or oppressive, statues depicting historic figures from Christopher Columbus to George Washington are now getting a second look. Mo Rocca reports.

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CORONAVIRUS: Andrew Cuomo & daughters on life during the pandemic | Watch Video
Like so many other homes across America, the Governor's Mansion, in Albany, N.Y., has been a base for a family locked down during the COVID-19 outbreak. It's where Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his three adult daughters, Michaela, Mariah and Cara Kennedy Cuomo, have been quarantining together. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with the Cuomo clan about giving each other support during the nation's monumental public health (and political) crisis.

PREVIEW: Andrew Cuomo on the pandemic: "The game isn't over; this is halftime" (Video)

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SUNDAY JOURNAL:
 China emerges from the pandemic | Watch Video
Less than a year since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China's Wuhan Province, something nearly unthinkable has happened in this nation of 1.4 billion: a return to normalcy, or at least what looks like a "post-COVID new normal." Correspondent Ramy Inocencio reports from Shanghai.

      
PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen and baseball great Whitey Ford.

SPORTS: Presidential golf: A bipartisan tradition | Watch Video
Regardless of party or ideology, many presidents past and present share common ground – on the links. Correspondent Jim Axelrod tees up a look at our presidents' fascination with golf, and why their love of the game is par for the course.

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COMMENTARY:
 Paul Mecurio on Trump's coronavirus "blessing in disguise" | Watch Video
After President Trump was diagnosed with coronavirus and hospitalized, he released a video in which he stated, "This was a blessing from God that I caught it. This was a blessing in disguise." Emmy-winning writer and comedian Paul Mecurio, who also suffered symptoms from COVID, begs to differ.

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MUSIC: Jon Bon Jovi on "2020" - the year, the music | Watch Video
The pandemic upended plans for a tour this year, but Jon Bon Jovi has doubled-down on 2020, writing songs that speak to the state of our union today, and contributing to a Long Island food bank program to help feed the food-insecure. Correspondent Lee Cowan reports.

You can stream Bon Jovi's album "2020" by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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SOCIETY: Q and the ABCs of spreading conspiracy theories | Watch Video
Followers of the online conspiracy theorist "QAnon" have propagated outlandish disinformation about secret plots by a "deep state" cabal of Satanic, cannibalistic child-traffickers out to "get" President Trump. How do these anonymous accusations spread, and what happens if Q believers are elected to office? Wired magazine editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson reports. 

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COMMENTARY:
 Where does the buck stop now? | Watch Video
"60 Minutes" correspondent John Dickerson says the standard for judging presidential decision-making may be shifting, depending upon which president you've asked.

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NATURE:
 Black Hills of South Dakota (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" shares the sights and sound of autumn at Spearfish Canyon, in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.

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"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE: "Left Alone" (VIDEO)
In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day last month, American Ballet Theatre principal James Whiteside and The Trevor Project (a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ people under 25) launched a casting call for a music video, "Left Alone," featuring a song Whiteside wrote of his own coming out story and the challenges he faced as a young, gay male dancer. Dancers from more than 20 states and five countries submitted entries, which have been edited together into this presentation for "Sunday Morning" viewers.


RECAP: OCTOBER 4

Host: Jane Pauley

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HEADLINES: Questions about Trump's hospitalization for COVID-19 (Video)
Ben Tracy reports the latest on the president's coronavirus diagnosis.

       
HEADLINES:
 Trump's prognosis and a nation's need to know (Video)
Balancing the president's privacy with the importance of sharing details about his COVID-19 diagnosis is not easy. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Dr. Albert Ko and with CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook about the need for transparency in promoting public health.            

       
COVER STORY:
 Working mothers on the edge | Watch Video
The pandemic has put many working moms in an impossible situation – doing their own jobs as well as those of teachers and childcare workers, on top of housework – and some women are finding their careers in jeopardy as they balance the demands from employers with their children's needs. Correspondent Rita Braver hears from working mothers who describe a climate of discrimination, and examines how this challenging new work dynamic may actually set back advances that have been made in bringing equality to the workplace.

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MOVIES:
 Retelling the story of the Chicago 7 | Watch Video
Half a century ago the U.S. government prosecuted the accused leaders of anti-Vietnam War protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, where clashes with police spilled blood on the streets of Chicago. A new film by Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin, "The Trial of the Chicago 7," recounts that dangerous conflict in the legal and media realms. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Sorkin about the relevance of the story to today. She also talks with star Sacha Baron Cohen¸ and with two of the trial defendants – Rennie Davis and Lee Weiner – about the politics of fighting back.

BOOK EXCERPT: The Chicago 7 and a "Conspiracy to Riot"
Lee Weiner, one of the defendants in the Chicago 7 trial, writes of his activism, cynicism, and a lifetime commitment to fighting for a better world.

To watch a trailer for "The Trial of the Chicago 7" click on the video player below:

The Trial of the Chicago 7 | Official Trailer | Netflix Film by Netflix on YouTube

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FOOD: Martha Stewart on making your own jam (Video)
Autumn is the time for preserving the fruits of the year's harvest. Cookbook author Martha Stewart offers a lesson in preparing delicious blueberry preserves.

RECIPE: Christine Ferber Blueberry Preserves, courtesy of marthastewart.com

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PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including singer Helen Reddy and Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson. 

          
ELECTION 2020:
 COVID and the campaign (Video)
CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe offers a diagnosis on how the president's contracting the novel coronavirus may affect the remaining days in the election.

        
ELECTION 2020:
 News consumers in the heartland | Watch Video
In a conversation with Trump voters in West Virginia, senior correspondent Ted Koppel discusses their views on the president's COVID-19 diagnosis, and explores the increasing reliance on partisan social media sources for one's news.

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MUSIC: Lenny Kravitz on finding his voice | Watch Video
Having written an introspective new memoir, "Let Love Rule," the Grammy-winning singer talks about his struggles with identity, the road to rock stardom, and his extended, blended family. "CBS This Morning: Saturday" host Michelle Miller reports.

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ELECTION 2020:
 October Surprises: Revelations and roadblocks to victory | Watch Video
Unexpected events occurring late in presidential campaigns have the potential to change the course of an election – and in 2020, they've gotten an early start. Correspondent Chip Reid looks back at major events and revelations that could have altered the course of history (and usually didn't), and what this September's news – a SCOTUS vacancy, Trump's taxes, and a chaotic debate performance – might mean for the November vote.

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ELECTION 2020:
 Debating the role of the vice president | Watch Video
In the wake of President Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis, "60 Minutes" correspondent John Dickerson reflects on how the power and profiles of vice presidents have grown in recent decades.

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MILEPOST: 
Mask-wearing
     

NATURE: Inyo National Forest (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes you to the Inyo National Forest, some 11,000 feet up in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Videographer: Scot Miller.

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THE NEW SEASON: The latest documentary releases | Watch Video
Critic David Edelstein recommends new non-fiction films that will expand your world, at a time when our worlds are so severely contracted.

"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE: "Ode to Joy" (Video)
The Cleveland Orchestra performs "Ode to Joy," from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, recorded in 16 iconic public spaces across Greater Cleveland.

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RECAP: SEPTEMBER 27

Host: Jane Pauley

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HEADLINES: Trump introduces his Supreme Court pick (Video)
On Saturday President Donald Trump officially announced federal judge Amy Coney Barrett to be his nominee for the nation's highest court, to fill the seat left open by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Correspondent Rita Braver reports.

COVER STORY: The controversy behind qualified immunity | Watch Video
The doctrine of qualified immunity, whereby police officers are protected from civil lawsuits in certain cases, has come under question. Would eliminating qualified immunity improve relations between police and the greater community? Senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with law experts, and with citizens who have become mired in lawsuits for years owing to police actions that they say violated their Constitutional rights.

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SPORTS: Jackie Robinson, George Shuba, and the "handshake of the century" | Watch Video
In 1946, when the trailblazing player hit his first homer for a Dodgers farm team in an otherwise all-White league, one player shook his hand – an act that was by turns normal and groundbreaking. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with sculptor Marc Mellon about his statue honoring that momentous exchange.

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 News consumption

IN CONVERSATION: Jim Belushi, cannabis farmer | Watch Video
Comic actor Jim Belushi, who became famous for his TV, film and stage appearances, is cultivating a new role. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with Belushi about pursuing his agricultural passion on his Oregon cannabis farm, and about the western wildfires that came close to burning it to the ground.

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PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including NFL great Gale Sayers.

        
TECHNOLOGY:
 Family-made Rube Goldberg contraptions: Do try this at home! (Video)
This year the annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest offered families under coronavirus lockdown a way to make good use of their time, by building contraptions that are utterly useless, except to accomplish mundane tasks in the time-honored fashion of the legendary cartoonist. Correspondent Mo Rocca witnesses some of the craziest devices.

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COMMENTARY:
 Josh Seftel and his mother on quarantine (Video)
Contributor Josh Seftel – whose conversations with his mother have been featured on "Sunday Morning" from time to time – catches up with his mom, who shares her feelings on the world today, from social distancing to a visit (finally) to the hair salon.

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MUSIC:  Mariah Carey on the darkest chapters of her life | Watch Video
With a record 19 chart-topping hits, singer and songwriter Mariah Carey spun a bleak and scary childhood into gold and platinum. Now 50 and the devoted mother to nine-year-old twins, she talks with Jane Pauley about her new memoir, "The Meaning of Mariah Carey," and about escaping the darkest chapters of her life.

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ELECTION 2020:
 Presidential debates: When the whole world is watching | Watch Video
John Dickerson of "60 Minutes" on what televised debates tell us about the weight of the job – and about the candidates themselves.

CBS News' coverage of the presidential debate begins Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 8:30 p.m. on CBSN.

       
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PLAY: The renaissance of roller skating | Watch Video
A craze from the past is hot again. Correspondent Nancy Giles reports on the history of roller skating, and why this fad is once more on a roll.

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COMMENTARY:
 Jimmy Carter and a lifetime's response to raceWatch Video
Bestselling historian Jonathan Alter, author of a new biography about the 39th president, explains how Jimmy Carter spent the second half of his life making up for what he did not do when he was younger. 

READ AN EXCERPT: "His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life"

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NATURE: 
 Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes you to Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in Manteo, North Carolina. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.

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STAGE: The New Season in theater: The show will go on, some day | Watch Video
With the "Great White Way" dark since March, audiences are awaiting the time when live theater, on Broadway and off, will be back. Jane Pauley looks at when theatrical productions will once again tread the boards.

BOOKS: The New Season: Fall fiction titles
Washington Post book reviewer Ron Charles previews a few of the most hotly-anticipated novels and short story collections coming to bookstores this fall.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Magic Lessons" by Alice Hoffman
The author returns with a prequel to "Practical Magic" and "The Rules of Magic," which tells the origins of the Owens family's history of curses and intimations of witchcraft.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Jack" by Marilynne Robinson
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author returns to the setting of her acclaimed novels "Gilead," "Home" and "Lila."

BOOK EXCERPT: "Missionaries" by Phil Klay
The author of the National Book Award-winning short story collection "Redeployment" is back with an epic novel about the moral complexities of geopolitics and modern warfare.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Memorial" by Bryan Washington
The author's new novel tells of two men whose relationship is tested by family estrangements and separation.

BOOK EXCERPT: "The Office of Historical Corrections" by Danielle Evans
A new collection of stories in which characters grapple with issues of race and culture.

BOOK EXCERPT: "The Silence" by Don DeLillo
The award-winning author's latest work is a novel keenly appropriate for a time of calamity and social dislocation.

MOVIES: Dispatches from the virtual New York Film Festival
Online screenings, drive-in venues and streaming conversations with filmmakers characterize this pandemic year's edition of New York's premier celebration of cinema.

            
"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE:
 "Balm in Gilead" (Video) 
Performing in isolation, members of the Pasadena, Calif.-based arts organization MUSE/IQUE join virtually to present "Balm in Gilead," a poignant spiritual fitting for these troubled times. Performers include vocalists Ben Harper and Maiya Sykes, drummer Jimmy Paxson, bassist Michael Valerio, violinist Charles Yang, and keyboardist Deron Johnson, joined by Herman Cornejo, principal dancer with American Ballet Theater.
          


RECAP: SEPTEMBER 20

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Remembering RBG, a woman who lived a life defying expectations | Watch Video
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty looks back at the trailblazing attorney who became an icon. 

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's view from the bench | Watch Video
Jane Pauley profiles the Supreme Court Justice, in an interview that originally aired on October 9, 2016. 

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ART: Reopening the art world in a time of COVID | Watch Video
The pandemic has increased the financial pressures on museums and cultural organizations, which face perhaps their greatest crisis ever. Correspondent Serena Altschul examines why many museums may close permanently because of the coronavirus.

THE NEW SEASON: Art (Video)
So, how does the art world launch its new season during a time of COVID? With socially-distant exhibits – artfully done, of course! Jane Pauley reports. 

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THE NEW SEASON:
 Film & TV on screens large and small | Watch Video
With some theatres reopening, and film festivals and specialty distributors available via streaming, critic David Edelstein previews this fall's offerings for movie and TV buffs.

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TELEVISION: Desus & Mero, remaking late-night TV | Watch Video
Comedians and podcasters Desus Nice and The Kid Mero are changing the way late-night talk shows look and sound on their own Showtime program, "Desus & Mero." WCBS-TV anchor and "Sunday Morning" contributor Maurice DuBois talks with the duo (real names Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez) about their national success as they remake the formula of late-night TV, while maintaining their Bronx, N.Y. flavor. 

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FASHION: The future of fashion | Watch Video
The $400-billion-a-year fashion industry has taken a hit during the pandemic, as clothing store sales plunged a record 79%. Correspondent Alina Cho talks with fashion designers, retailers and historians about how businesses pivoted during Covid19, and the industry's future prospects for the runway.

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PASSAGE: 
In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including jazz critic Stanley Crouch and philanthropist Bill Gates Sr. 

      
HARTMAN:
 The fellowship of the fish chair (Video)
When someone posted online a photo of an unusual find from a Baltimore second-hand store – a chair shaped like fish – little did Syracuse auto mechanic Emily DelFavero guess that her tattoo of a fish would somehow connect her to a piece of furniture, and to a retinue of strangers who bonded over a truly quixotic quest. Steve Hartman reports. 

       
THE NEW SEASON: 
Fall music releases | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" previews some of the most eagerly-awaited new releases this fall.

MUSIC: Lady Gaga, lost ... and found | Watch Video
The songwriter and performer's sixth consecutive #1 album, "Chromatica," explores the pain and loneliness that colors her hugely successful career, with songs that speak to Lady Gaga's experience with a fame that, she tells correspondent Lee Cowan, she grew to hate. Even though she wears a mask during her interview, the 34-year-old (real name Stefani Germanotta) reveals how her public persona hid a private pain, both mental and physical, and how she came to accept both Lady Gaga and the woman who plays her.

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REMEMBRANCE: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an appreciation (Video)
Correspondent Rita Braver remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and talks about how the diminutive Supreme Court Justice, who only came up to her shoulder, was nonetheless a giant.

       
FOOD: 
Bobby Flay on breaking bread at the table | Watch Video
The chef and restaurateur reflects on what quarantine has meant for a return to dinners and conversations with family and friends.

RECIPE: Bobby Flay's Salisbury Steak | Watch Video

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COMMENTARY:
 John Dickerson on the Senate's impending Supreme Court fight | Watch Video
"60 Minutes" correspondent John Dickerson on the history of SCOTUS confirmation hearings, and Mitch McConnell's reversal over the principle of voting on high court picks during an election year.

       
NATURE:
 Seals on Cape Cod (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Head of the Meadow Beach at Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro, Massachusetts, where seals are enjoying the last days of summer. Videographer: Michael Clark.

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RECAP: SEPTEMBER 13

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Why did COVID-19 become partisan? | Watch Video
Almost since news of the coronavirus pandemic first broke, partisanship became the lens through which many Americans viewed the dangers of the COVID-19 outbreak – taking hand-washing, masks and social distancing seriously, or not. Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with health officials about the true hazards of the coronavirus, and examines how the federal government's public health response has been marred by the fingerprints of politics and the dynamics of an election calendar.

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An artist's rendering of the Eisenhower Memorial, to be dedicated this week in Washington, D.C. Gehry Partners

HISTORY: Designing D.C.'s new Eisenhower Memorial | Watch Video
Twenty years in the making, a new memorial has been erected, in Washington, D.C., to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who led the Allies to victory in World War II and led the United States through the early years of the Cold War. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Ike's granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower, and with the memorial's architect, Frank Gehry, about how best to honor the life and consequential legacy of the general and commander in chief, whose reputation has only grown with the passage of time.

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SUNDAY JOURNAL:
 Apocalyptic Western wildfires (Video)
From Washington State to Southern California, entire communities have been laid to waste during a week of fierce wildfires, in which more than 20 people have lost their lives. Correspondent Carter Evans brings us the latest news from Berry Creek, Calif.

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Actress and talk show host Drew Barrymoore with correspondent Lee Cowan, on the set of her new CBS series.  CBS News

TELEVISION: A new role for Drew Barrymore | Watch Video
Actress, producer, director, author and entrepreneur Drew Barrymore has worn many hats in her 45 years – and she's soon to don another, as host of a new daytime talk show, "The Drew Barrymore Show," which debuts on Monday. She chats with correspondent Lee Cowan about the challenges of launching a new broadcast during a pandemic, her lifelong work ethic, and how she is meeting the difficulties of a terrible year with what she calls "intelligent optimism."

To watch a trailer for "The Drew Barrymore Show," click on the video player below:

Here's Drew! The Drew Barrymore Show Premieres Sept. 14th by The Drew Barrymore Show on YouTube

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PASSAGE:
 In memoriam
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable personalities who left us this past week, including reggae singer and bandleader Toots Hibbert; St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock; and British actress Diana Rigg, who garnered international fame as Mrs. Emma Peel in the 1960s spy series, "The Avengers."

GALLERY: Diana Rigg 1938-2020
The Shakespearean-trained actress gained international fame as sexy superspy Emma Peel in the 1960s TV series "The Avengers."
     

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Matt Dieterich

ASTRONOMY: A golden age of astrophotography | Watch Video
New, cheaper technology has made it easier than ever for amateur photographers to take stunning, out-of-this-world images of the night sky. But as correspondent Serena Altschul reports, our skies are becoming marred by light pollution and, increasingly, orbiting satellites. Still, for photographers, stargazers and astronomers alike, dark sky reserves (where outdoor lighting is regulated) offer some of the best views of the heavens above, and a chance to look up in wonder. 

GALLERY:  Astrophotography: Stunning images of Idaho's night sky 

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HARTMAN:
 Home repair heroes (Video)
Last month 72-year-old Gloria Scott called John Kinney, an electrician in Woburn, Mass., to fix a ceiling fixture. But he soon discovered Scott's house was in total disrepair, from a lack of running water to broken lights. She was too poor to make any repairs – and too prideful to ask for help. So, Kinney returned and started repairing her home for free, and called on other tradespeople to join him. Steve Hartman reports on the inspiring renovation job by a crew dubbed "Gloria's Gladiators."

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MUSIC: 
Keith Urban on music during quarantine: "We're always gonna play somehow, some way" | Watch Video
Stranded at home in quarantine this spring, Keith Urban had a tough time getting used to life as a traveling musician with nowhere to go. But as he told correspondent Tracy Smith, he successfully pivoted to playing music during a pandemic, from holding a benefit concert for frontline workers at a Nashville drive-in, to finishing his new album, "The Speed of Now, Part 1," in which he recognizes the value of – for once – slowing down.

To watch Keith Urban perform "Tumbleweed," from his new album, "The Speed of Now, Part 1," click on the video player below:

Keith Urban - Tumbleweed (Official Visualizer) by KeithUrbanVEVO on YouTube

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John Howard Sanden's official White House portrait of President George W. Bush.  CBS News

ART: Painting the presidents | Watch Video
The White House hosts a unique and historic collection of artwork: Portraits of the men who have held the highest office in the land. Portraitist John Howard Sanden talks with correspondent Mo Rocca about the pressures and pleasures of committing the likeness of a U.S. president or first lady to canvas. Rocca also explores the long-held and bipartisan tradition of artfully preserving the occupants of the White House.

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on summer memories, '50s style Watch Video
The comedian notes that the simple, family-oriented pleasures that filled our days while quarantining looked a lot more like post-war America than what we're used to.

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NATURE:
 Colorado Rockies (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us among the bison, deer and prairie dogs at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colorado. Videographer: Michael Clark.\

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RECAP: SEPTEMBER 6

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COVER STORY: Maintaining a perfect lawn in a world turned upside-down | Watch Video
According to recent studies, Americans spend $40 billion a year tending to their 40 million acres of grass. So, no surprise coronavirus has made quarantined Americans lawn-care crazy. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at why both lawn nuts and novices are keeping their patches of green neat and tidy during the pandemic. 

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ECONOMY:
 Income inequality, and coronavirus' economic fallout | Watch Video
Two-thirds of the nation's wealth is owned by the richest five percent of Americans, while at the same time more than 38 million Americans live in poverty. The rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer has been the story of economic inequality for the last 50 years, and COVID-19 appears set to continue the trend. Correspondent Jill Schlesinger looks at the downside – and what one business figure calls the upside – of income disparity.

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SPORTS: Vin Scully's treasures of baseball | Watch Video
Over the years Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully accumulated a museum's worth of baseball memorabilia. Now, he's decided to auction off much of his prized collection, with the proceeds going to his kids and grandkids, and to charity. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with the legendary announcer who shares the stories behind some of his unique artifacts of baseball history.

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SNAPSHOT:
 How Americans spent their summer (Video)
"Sunday Morning" presents a photo album of Summer 2020, featuring the work of Brad Jones, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Gabrielle Lurie, staff photographer of the San Francisco Chronicle; and Houston Chronicle staff photographer Marie D. De Jesús. Music: "Summer Madness" by Kool and the Gang.

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BUSINESS: 
How Netflix reinvented entertainment - and corporate culture | Watch Video
In his new book, "No Rules Rules," Reed Hastings, the co-founder and co-CEO of Netflix, spells out his highly-unorthodox management style, a radical candor inspired by his marriage counseling. In their first joint television interview, Hastings and his co-CEO, Ted Sarandos, talk with Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes" about Netflix's innovative company culture whose "honesty is the best policy" creed has helped catapult the streaming service to exponential growth as a leading film and TV production studio.

BOOK EXCERPT: "No Rules Rules" by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer

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PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" looks back at some of the notable figures who have left us, including New York Mets pitching great Tom Seaver; bestselling biographer and journalist Gail Sheehy; and legendary Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson.     

JUSTICE: "Compromised": Peter Strzok on investigating the Trump campaign | Watch Video
In the summer of 2016 FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok led the bureau's investigation into the Trump campaign's connections with Russian officials, which brought forth criminal convictions of Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos; Michael Flynn also plead guilty for lying to the FBI. But Strzok's personal conduct also led to his dismissal from the FBI, and raised questions over the integrity of his work. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin sits down with Strzok, author of the new book, "Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump."

BOOK EXCERPT: "Compromised" by Peter Strzok

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HARTMAN:
 A race track for one (Video)
When Dave Palazzolo's security camera captured someone repeatedly trespassing on his property – a four-year-old on a bicycle making loops on his driveway – the Salt Lake City homeowner knew just what to do: create a chalk-lined race track for the young rider. Steve Hartman reports.

CELEBRITY: The real Paris Hilton | Watch Video
Socialite and social media influencer Paris Hilton has been a fixture on TV and online for so long that most people think they know her. But, as she tells correspondent Tracy Smith, they don't know about a chapter in her life that, Hilton says, has been too painful to talk about … until now.  

To watch a trailer for the documentary "This Is Paris," debuting on Youtube September 14, click on the player below: 

The Paris Hilton you never knew | This Is Paris (Official Trailer) by Paris Hilton on YouTube

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COMMENTARY:
  The smile behind the mask | Watch Video
Sharing smiles may be more important than ever in these difficult times, but doing so is even more difficult while wearing a mask. Correspondent Jim Axelrod faces up to a challenge of the COVID-19 era, with advice on how we can all find other ways to smile at each other.

       
BETWEEN THE LINES:
 Cartoons from The New Yorker (Video)
"Sunday Morning" sends you off to the rest of your Sunday with a smile, courtesy of recent cartoons from The New Yorker, from cartoonists Brooke Bourgeois, Ali Solomon, and Elisabeth McNair.

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NEWS:
 Updates for "Sunday Morning" viewers (Video)
Jane Pauley has a few loose ends to attend to in these waning days of summer, including updates on stories and messages from our viewer mailbag.

       
NATURE:
 Woodpeckers in Florida (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us among the sounds of pileated woodpeckers pecking away at the Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area in Florida. Videographer: Doug Jensen.

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RECAP: AUGUST 30

Guest host: Lee Cowan.

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COVER STORY: The use of less-lethal force | Watch Video
As protests against police brutality continue around the country, so, too, have the number of people being injured and maimed by what police call "less-lethal" weapons. While most police departments have access to tools designed to control crowds, experts say few are offered any significant training in how to use them. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks into the lethality of such police weapons, and talks with a protester and journalist whose lives have been changed upon being struck by projectiles intended to be non-lethal. 

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PASSAGE: Remembering Chadwick Boseman | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" looks back at the all-too-brief career of the star of "Black Panther," who died Friday after a four-year fight against colon cancer.  

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A restored diorama, created for the 1940 American Negro Exposition, depicts a free African American, Benjamin Banneker, who surveyed the land that would become Washington, D.C. CBS News

ART: Preserving dioramas of African American history | Watch Video
In 1940, at the American Negro Exposition in Chicago (marking the 75th anniversary of Emancipation), evocative dioramas were created to celebrate the often-unacknowledged achievements of African Americans. Today, conservators, including African American students, are restoring these dioramas, bringing their magical artistry, and history, back to life. Correspondent Rita Braver reports.

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HEADLINES:
 Hurricane Laura: Just the facts (Video)
Fifteen years after Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana, an even more powerful Hurricane Laura hit the Pelican State. How did it compare? Lee Cowan looks at the numbers.
   

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They're one of the most bizarre life forms on Earth - one of the smartest, most interesting, and most alien, with eight more brains than you have. CBS News

NATURE: Untangling the mysteries of the octopus | Watch Video
The octopus is one of the most bizarre life forms on Earth – one of the smartest, most interesting, and most alien. It can camouflage itself in a flash, squeeze its entire body through a one-inch hole, and use their brains (yes, it has nine of them) to think and play. Correspondent Chip Reid visits scientists at New England Aquarium in Boston, and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., and talks with Sy Montgomery, author of "The Soul of an Octopus," about these curious creatures. (This story was originally broadcast on January 12, 2020.)

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The scene at Shankweiler's Drive-in Theatre in Orefield, Pa. CBS News

MOVIES: Now showing – The return of the drive-in | Watch Video
Because the coronavirus and social distancing shut down nearly all indoor entertainment venues this summer, going to a drive-in may be just the ticket. Nancy Giles looks into the resurgence of drive-in movie theatres, and their offshoots – projections in parking lots, and screenings on the water.

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A colorful display of corn varieties. CBS News

FOOD:  A world of corn, from farm to table | Watch Video
Delicious sweet corn is a staple of backyard barbecues, and a "corn-erstone" of traditional Mexican cuisine. Correspondent Martha Teichner has an appreciation of this summertime favorite, and explores how farmers growing heirloom varieties are bringing new flavors of corn to the menu.

RECIPE: Market Corn Tlayuda, from Oxomoco
A corn-on-corn tortilla dish from the Michelin-starred Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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HARTMAN:
 Serenade (Video)
Joe and Sharon Korst, of Raleigh, N.C., just celebrated 63 years of wedded bliss. And to mark the milestone, Joe gave his bride one of the best anniversary presents any girl has ever gotten – which was especially poignant after he recently suffered two strokes. Steve Hartman reports.

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Olivia Newton-John wears her "Grease" costume.  CBS News

MUSIC: Olivia Newton-John on finding joy in a life with cancer | Watch Video
In an emotional interview at her Los Angeles home, actress, author and singer Olivia Newton-John talks with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King about battling breast cancer, and the source of her unshakable spirit. (This story originally aired on September 29, 2019.)

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: "Don't Stop Believin': A Memoir" by Olivia Newton-John

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PULSE:
 Summer's end

       
COMMENTARY: 
John Lewis and the power of our voteWatch Video
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham says the civil rights icon wanted citizens to use their votes as a means to rebuild America "in the image of God and democracy."

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SPORTS: 
The "underrated" Stephen CurryWatch Video
With this team, the Golden State Warriors, out of this year's playoffs, the NBA star has more time to spend with his children – and to watch basketball. Contributor Kelefa Sanneh talks with the 6'3" shooter about his Underrated Book Club, his youth sports camp, and why he uses his voice to express both his faith and his politics.

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NATURE: Ladybugs (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us among some tiny ladybugs amid the giants of Muir Woods north of San Francisco. Videographer: Lee McEachern.

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THE BOOK REPORT: 
Reviews from Washington Post critic Ron Charles (August 30) | Watch Video
Recommendations of new fiction and non-fiction titles.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents"
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson digs beneath historic, systemic racism to examine social hierarchies that transcend classifications based on race, gender or class

BOOK EXCERPT: "Piranesi" by Susanna Clarke
The bestselling novelist follows her award-winning debut, "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell," with a magical, labyrinthine fantasy.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Transcendent Kingdom" by Yaa Gyasi
In the new novel by the author of "Homecoming," Ghanaian immigrants in Alabama search for the answers to their family's suffering by turning to science and to faith.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Homeland Elegies" by Ayad Akhtar
In a new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author of "American Dervish" and "Disgraced," an immigrant father and his son search for identity in post-Trump America.


RECAP: AUGUST 23

Guest host: Lee Cowan.

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COVER STORY: Back to school, and into uncertainty | Watch Video
With every state experiencing a different COVID infection rate, schools across the country are reopening with a mix of in-person and virtual instruction – and the insecurities, disagreements and fears about protecting children remain. David Pogue explores the difficult choices parents and teachers face about sending students back to class in the midst of a pandemic.

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FOOD: Watermelons, for a taste of summer (Video)
There's nothing that counteracts the heat of summer quite like a big, sweet, juicy slice of watermelon. Luke Burbank offers up the history and lore behind that thirst-quenching favorite.

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VOTING:  How suffragists finally won the right to vote for women | Watch Video
One hundred years ago the 19th Amendment, which would protect women's right to vote, was just one vote short of ratification. "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan reports on how the landmark legislation finally earned passage, and talks with historians Elaine Weiss, Susan Ware and Martha S. Jones about how suffragists such as Carrie Chapman Catt won the long-pitched battle which, for black women, continued long after the amendment became embedded in our Constitution. Brennan also talks with singer Rosanne Cash about the suffragists' legacy.

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SPORTS: The armless archer | Watch Video
One of the top-ranked archers in the country is 37-year-old Matt Stutzman of Fairfield, Iowa, who has medaled in a sport that many would have thought beyond his reach: he was born without arms. Lee Cowan finds out how, with a simple bow and arrow, a man who just wanted to provide for his family became an inspiration. (This story was originally broadcast on November 3, 2019.)

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ANIMALS: Flying dogs to their forever homes | Watch Video
Correspondent Conor Knighton takes to the skies with Wyoming pilot Peter Rork, a retired surgeon and pilot who's found a new purpose in life by helping dogs in need find homes, flying animals to adoption centers through his non-profit, Dog Is My CoPilot.

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PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" looks back at some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor Ben Cross ("Chariots of Fire"); drag performer Chi Chi DeVayne; Robert Trump, brother of President Donald Trump; former Washington Senator Slade Gorton; and classical guitarist Julian Bream.

         
PUBLISHING:
 Vanity Fair magazine seizes the moment | Watch Video
Next month Vanity Fair, best known for great reads and great photography chronicling Hollywood and high society, will release a special issue on activism and art in the 21st century, featuring contributors of color on almost every page. "Sunday Morning" contributor Mark Whitaker talks with bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates (who is the issue's guest editor) and editor-in-chief Radhika Jones about how the magazine is capturing the cultural zeitgeist, and how a summer of protests might represent a turning point for race relations in America.

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COMMENTARY:
 Jim Gaffigan: Back to (home) school | Watch Video
The comedian wonders whether another semester of "distance learning" will provide much learning for his kids, when they won't be all that distant from him.

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TELEVISION: "Wheel of Fortune" star Vanna White, a woman of letters | Watch Video
Vanna White has demonstrated that no one reveals letters better than she does. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with the "Wheel of Fortune" co-host about her 37 years revealing puzzle clues, her inauspicious audition, and filling in for Pat Sajak during his recent emergency surgery. (This story was originally broadcast on March 1, 2020.)

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HARTMAN:
 A lobsterman's friend (Video)
Pulling lobster traps way out in the middle of the Gulf of Maine can be a lonely job. But for 15 years, Captain John Makowsky had company – a gull he named Red Eye, who showed up one day in 2005 and basically never left. Steve Hartman reports how, when Red Eye suffered a leg injury a few months ago, Makowsky got the bird help at the Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick, Maine.

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ELECTION 2020:
 Unconventional wisdom regarding the GOP convention | Watch Video
"60 Minutes" correspondent John Dickerson shares his thoughts on what to expect from this week's Republican National Convention, where President Donald Trump and his party will make the case for a second term.

Don't miss CBS News' coverage of the 2020 Republican National Convention, beginning Monday, August 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBSN.         

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MILEPOST:
 GOP trivia
According to Smithsonian Magazine and historynet.com, political cartoons used an elephant as a symbol for the Republican Party, formed in 1854, in part because soldiers during the Civil War used the expression "seeing the elephant" to describe seeing combat. The elephant became all-but-synonymous with the party after famed cartoonist Thomas Nast used it in drawings appearing in the 1870s.

        
NATURE:
 Elephants in Botswana (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Chobe National Park in Botswana, to witness a convention of the GOP … the Grand Old Pachyderms. Videographer: Alex Goetz.

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FROM THE ARCHIVE: Finding their voices – Understanding stuttering
For the estimated three million Americans and 65 million worldwide who stutter, the 2010 movie "The King's Speech," by screenwriter David Seidler (a stutterer himself), brought stuttering into the spotlight. In this report originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" on January 30, 2011, correspondent Mo Rocca talks to young stutterers, a speech therapist, and researchers at Purdue University's Stuttering Project, and visits a workshop run by the organization Stuttering Association for the Young (formerly known as Our Time), to demystify a condition that's been around since man has been speaking.

"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE: "I Want You," from "Girl From The North Country"
"Girl From The North Country," a musical featuring the music of Bob Dylan, was the last show to open on Broadway prior to the shutdown in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. To express the show's message of hope, cast members Colton Ryan and Caitlin Houlahan came together virtually for this performance of the song "I Want You," recorded exclusively for "CBS Sunday Morning" viewers.

       


RECAP: AUGUST 16

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY:  Rewriting the limits of presidential powers | Watch Video
The power of the president is enormous – and may be even more so with presidential emergency action documents (PEADs), classified orders granting vast presidential authority in response to extraordinary situations. PEADs are so secret even Congress cannot see them – and that troubles constitutional scholars. "Sunday Morning" special contributor Ted Koppel reports.

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SUMMER: The cool story behind popsicles | Watch Video
Did you know the popsicle was invented by a child experimenting with soda and cold weather? Nancy Giles bites into the history of the tasty frozen treat.

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CORONAVIRUS:
 Keeping COVID bubbles from bursting | Watch Video
With NBA players living in isolation, actors and crew quarantining at Tyler Perry's Atlanta studios, and families forming self-isolating "pods" for the sake of their children, social bubbles actualize a desire to beat COVID at its own game. Lee Cowan reports.

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MILEPOST:
 COVID shopping list
Unilever reports that social distancing has led to a drop in demand for deodorant. Sales for brands like Dove soap and Axe deodorant have declined. But the company reports that sales for ice cream (brands like Breyers and Ben & Jerry's) have increased, as have sales for soups.
     

HISTORY: "Desert One": Inside the failed 1980 hostage rescue in Iran | Watch Video
Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple's new documentary explores the aborted attempt to retrieve 53 Americans held by revolutionaries in the captured U.S. Embassy in Tehran. David Martin talks to Delta Force members who survived the calamitous mission in which eight U.S. service members perished.

To watch a trailer for "Desert One" click on the video player below:

Desert One | Official Trailer by Greenwich Entertainment on YouTube

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PASSAGE:
 Sumner Redstone (Video)
"Sunday Morning" looks back at the career of Sumner Redstone, a lawyer-turned-corporate mogul whose legacy includes ViacomCBS, who died this week at the age of 97. Jane Pauley reports. 

ELECTIONS: The prospects for mail-in voting in this year's election | Watch Video
The pandemic, and the long lines experienced in primary elections during the COVID-19 outbreak, have created an unprecedented call for "mail-in" ballots for this fall's general election, with demand for absentee ballots in some states up by as much as 1,000%. And despite President Trump's claims that ballots delivered by mail will mark election results as "fraudulent," election officials say voting by mail has been proven to be safe and secure. The real concern is that some states are not prepared for the influx. Correspondent Erin Moriarty reports.

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HARTMAN:
 On the road again (Video)
Ernie Andrus, whom Steve Hartman first met six years ago as he tried to become the oldest person to ever run coast-to-coast, in back on the road, a year into making a return trip to California, as he turns 97.

MUSIC: Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the "Mother Church of Country Music" | Watch Video
In late June, Ryman Auditorium – a Nashville landmark for more than 125 years, and one-time home to the Grand Ole Opry – reopened for tours after closing due to COVID-19. Correspondent Mark Strassmann looks at the history of the Ryman, which has hosted not just country musicians but also legends of folk, rock and hip hop; and talks with some of the artists (including Sheryl Crow and Ketch Secor, of Old Crow Medicine Show) who have graced its stage.

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COMMENTARY:
 Jane Pauley on recognizing depression | Watch Video
Low-grade depression can arrive out of the blue, and during these times of pandemic, the stresses of lockdown, family tensions and job loss can further challenge our mental well-being. "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley suggests talking about mental health can be a big step forward in getting help.

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If you or a loved one are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

POLITICS: Setting the stage for the Democratic Party's COVID Convention | Watch Video
CBS News' John Dickerson on the evolving nature of political conventions, and how, in 2020, a pandemic means the serendipity and boisterous frivolity of a political party will be quarantined.

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INDEX:
 Political history
According to history.com, the Democratic Party's donkey dates back to the 1828 presidential campaign of Andrew Jackson. When opponents called him a jackass, Jackson - a hero of the War of 1812 - embraced the donkey symbol and used it on campaign posters.

        

NATURE: Wild burros of Texas (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to a convention of apolitical donkeys near the Rio Grande in Southwest Texas. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.

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"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE: "Jeannette" (VIDEO)
"Jeannette" is a new Broadway-bound pop musical about Jeannette Rankin, the first female Member of Congress, who served as a representative of Montana beginning even before women had won the right to vote nationwide. In this video for "Sunday Morning," the cast of "Jeannette" performs the debut song from the show, "Heart and Soul." Music and lyrics by Ari Afsar; book by Lauren M. Gunderson.

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RECAP: AUGUST 9

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Higher education during a pandemic – Giving it the old college try | Watch Video
The coronavirus is leaving its mark on colleges and universities, perhaps permanently. With schools working hard to keep COVID-19 off-campus, 13% percent of colleges will offer online-only classes, while 35% will offer a mix of virtual and socially-distanced in-person classes. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger reports on how educators and students are adjusting to an on-campus experience that will be, as one university professor describes it, "some combination of a monastery and a minimum security prison."

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ART: Pop art, by bubble wrap artist Bradley Hart | Watch Video
Wielding a syringe instead of a brush, artist Bradley Hart injects paint into the plastic bubbles of bubble wrap, turning the ubiquitous packing material into pointillist portraits. Correspondent Lee Cowan reports.

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MILEPOST:
 Atomic bomb anniversary
The Japanese city of Hiroshima marked the 75th anniversary of the world's first nuclear attack on Thursday. The United States said the bombing led to Japan's surrender in World War II, and prevented the need for an invasion. Some historians believe Japan was already close to surrender. An estimated 140,000 people died as a result of the blast (about 40% of the city's population).
       

TRAVEL: RV life booms during the pandemic | Watch Video
Looking to take a vacation while avoiding COVID? Many families are heading out AND staying home, exploring public spaces while avoiding public bathrooms and hotels, by traveling in an RV. The pandemic is driving up sales of midrange recreational vehicles, which have nearly doubled compared to last summer. And as The New Yorker magazine's Kelefa Sanneh finds out, some motorhomes have amenities you may not even have in your own home.

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POLITICS: Dr. Jill Biden on family, teaching, loss and levity | Watch Video
A community college teacher, even while serving as the second lady during the Obama administration, Dr. Jill Biden says she wants to continue to teach even if her husband, former vice president Joe Biden, wins the presidency. In an interview with correspondent Rita Braver, Jill talks about her childhood, her marriage, standing up for her family, the loss of a child, the challenges of campaigning, and seeking joy even in challenging times.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: From 2009: Jill Biden, second lady of the land (Video)
When you watch Dr. Jill Biden shaking every hand in sight, stuffing gift bags for soldiers, or inviting veterans and their families to the vice president's house, you may be tempted to say, "Isn't she nice!" That would be a mistake, as correspondent Rita Braver points out. According to Biden, she'd accept "'energetic,' 'interesting,' 'vivacious,' but 'nice' is blah. It's just too bland. So, I never want to be 'nice.'" (Originally broadcast December 13, 2009.)

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PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" looks back at three notable figures who left us this week: Pianist and educator Leon Fleisher; journalist and author Pete Hamill; and former national security advisor to two presidents, Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft.

COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on acquiring a green thumb | Watch Video
During these unsettling times, the comedian has found a measure of control by planting seeds, watering them, and growing something where there used to be just dirt.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: One photographer's intimate view of the presidency | Watch Video
On August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned in the face of Watergate investigations and impeachment hearings, and Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. Ford's hand-picked official photographer was 27-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winner David Hume Kennerly, who was granted unheard-of access to the First Family. Correspondent Jim Axelrod talks with Kennerly about his remarkable time in the Ford White House; and with Ford's son, Steven, who remembers his father's close relationship with the photographer.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The story behind an iconic Betty Ford photo
Pulitzer Prize-winner David Hume Kennerly was the official White House photographer during the Ford administration. In this web extra, he talked with correspondent Jim Axelrod about how he captured a remarkable photo of first lady Betty Ford – and about President Gerald Ford's reaction once he finally saw it.

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MUSIC: James Taylor on how memories feed his memoir and music | Watch Video
Life these days is pretty sweet for James Taylor, the musician-songwriter famed for such hits as "Fire and Rain," "Carolina In My Mind" and "Sweet Baby James." Jane Pauley visited Taylor at his home in the Berkshires of Massachusetts to talk about his audio memoir on his early days in North Carolina, and a new album exploring the songs Taylor loved growing up, titled "American Standard." (This story was originally broadcast on February 2, 2020.)

To stream James Taylor's latest album, "American Standard," click on the player below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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PULSE: 
CBS News poll

         
SUNDAY JOURNAL: 
Aftermath of catastrophic Beirut blast (Video)
The death toll continues to climb from the horrific explosion in Beirut Tuesday that leveled much of the Lebanese city's port area and left a quarter-million people homeless. Correspondent Imtiaz Tyab reports.

HISTORY:  A historical reckoning for the global slave trade | Watch Video
The Black Lives Matter campaign, which was propelled by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, has become a worldwide movement, particularly in Britain, where the former colonial power is struggling to come to terms with the global stain of racism and its slave-trading history. Correspondent Mark Phillips talks with art curators and historians about how countries like Britain profited from the triangle trade, and how slave owners profited even after slavery was abolished.

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NATURE: Beluga whales (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us among beluga whales near the town of Churchill, in Manitoba, Canada. Videographer: Mauricio Handler. 

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MUSIC: Remembering Jerry Garcia
The lead guitarist of the Grateful Dead died 25 years ago, on August 9, 1995. Today, the band's music is more accessible than ever before. 


RECAP: AUGUST 2

Host: Jane Pauley

Facebook Live with David Allen Sibley!

Rita Braver will be chatting with author and illustrator of birds David Allen Sibley on Facebook Live at 11AM EST - 8AM PST - after the show. Post your questions below!

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FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT: Bird illustrator David Allen Sibley
Watch an archive video of correspondent Rita Braver's chat with author and illustrator David Allen Sibley.


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COVER STORY: The great broadband divide | Watch Video
High-speed Internet access has been the foundation of work, school, commerce, church services, and even doctor's visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is great … IF you have high-speed Internet. Yet, about half of Americans do not. David Pogue reports on the broadband divide in our country, where for many high-speed internet is either unavailable or unaffordable.

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ART: For the birds: Illustrator David Allen Sibley | Watch Video
David Sibley has been called the most important illustrator of birds since John James Audubon or Roger Torey Petersen, and his "Sibley Guides to Birds" have sold more than two million copies. Rita Braver finds out how the bird fancier became one of the most respected and successful chroniclers of avian life. (Originally broadcast November 17, 2019.)

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: David Sibley: Growing up as a birder
Illustrator David Sibley, famed for the bestselling "Sibley Guide to Birds," talks with correspondent Rita Braver about his youthful interest in bird-watching, and how being the son of a noted ornithologist, Yale professor Fred Sibley, led to his career.

BOOK EXCERPT: David Allen Sibley's "What It's Like to Be a Bird"
The illustrator's latest book delves into the lives of birds and answers frequently-asked questions, such as, "Can birds smell?"

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MILEPOST:
 Economic news
The U.S. economy had its worst quarter ever from April-June of this year, with a 32.9% annual rate of decline. That's the largest drop in modern American history.
The Department of Commerce reported consumer spending was up 5.6% in June. But analysts say the recovery is slowing due to uncertainty over government benefits and rising COVID infections.

MUSIC: Linda Lavin: "I've worked more in these 2½ months than I have in 2½ years" | Watch Video
Actress and singer Linda Lavin says that, since the pandemic began, she has been busier than ever – from releasing a new album to performing weekly online concerts and starring in a series of comedic YouTube videos. The star of the classic sitcom "Alice" tells correspondent Mo Rocca that much of her success involves the fact that she has always advocated for herself.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Linda Lavin on her character "Alice" as a model mom
Actress Linda Lavin, who starred as a single mother working as a waitress in the TV sitcom "Alice" (1976-1985), talked with correspondent Mo Rocca about how her character was viewed as a role model for working moms, and how she became politicized to talk about the difficulties facing working women.

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POSTCARD FROM MADAGASCAR: The flavorful story of vanilla | Watch Video
With so many of us staying at home these days and spending more time in the kitchen, vanilla sales, of all things, are booming. Correspondent Seth Doane travels to the island of Madagascar – which supplies 80% of the world's vanilla – to learn more about the  extraordinarily colorful (and sometimes unsavory) story of a familiar spice, and why this valuable cash crop can be worth more by weight than silver.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Vanilla, the spice of life
Correspondent Seth Doane learns about processing vanilla beans at the Madagascar Spices Company in Ampandrozonana. He also talks with Josephine Lochhead, president of Cook Flavoring Company, about her personal fascination with the aroma of this popular spice.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including "Alley Cat" composer Bent Fabric; William English, who developed the computer mouse; actress Olivia de Havilland ("Gone With the Wind," "The Heiress"); businessman and onetime GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain; and Sir Alan Parker, director of such films as "Midnight Express" and "Fame."

         
SOCIAL DISTANCING:
  The medical value of hugs | Watch Video
In the time of social distancing because of COVID, we are missing out on one of the most important facets of human interaction: hugging. Contributor Luke Burbank talks with experts about how the physical act of giving and getting a hug can boost our oxytocin hormone levels, and how we can still get a good hug when we really need one.

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MUSIC:  Tanya Tucker, still out to change the world | Watch Video
Since the ripe old age of 13, Tanya Tucker has had nearly two dozen Top-40 albums. And after more than 50 years on stage, her latest album, "While I'm Livin'," has gotten the best reviews of her career (and won two Grammy Awards earlier this year). CBS News' Bob Schieffer sits down with the singer who was once country music's wild child, and whose voice has never had more to offer than it does today. (Originally broadcast January 5, 2020.)

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TELEVISION: The eyes have it: Celebrating a career celebrating CBS | Watch Video
George Schweitzer, the chairman of marketing at CBS and a passionate chronicler of the network's history, has spent decades promoting a network that has been an integral part of his family. He gave correspondent Lee Cowan a tour of his memorabilia-filled office, and talked lore about CBS's storied history, from Captain Kangaroo to David Letterman.

        
COMMENTARY:
 Jim Gaffigan on living in a time warp | Watch Video
The calendar may say it's August, but the comedian isn't buying it, 'cause he's still trapped in a routine of doing the same things he did months ago.

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THE BOOK REPORT:
 Reviews of new titles by Ron Charles of the Washington Post | Watch Video

Book excerpt: "Utopia Avenue" by David Mitchell
The bestselling author of "Cloud Atlas" returns with a freewheeling novel about the emergence of a British band in the 1960s.

Book excerpt: "Make Russia Great Again" by Christopher Buckley
The bestselling author of "Thank You for Smoking" returns with a satire of the Trump administration "meddling" in the Russian election.

Book excerpt: "Begin Again," on James Baldwin's America
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s bestseller – part biography, part memoir – examines the writer's trenchant and undespairing voice for the civil rights movement against our nation's current self-examination of race.

Book excerpt: "Hamnet," a child of Shakespeare
Maggie O'Farrell's literary novel explores the effect on the Bard, and his marriage, of the loss of his young son.

       
PULSE:
 A summer day

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NATURE: 
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Cades Cove, on the Tennessee side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Videographer: Scot Miller. 

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"Sunday Morning" Matinee: On-Site Opera 01:29

"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE: On-Site Opera (Video)
Since 2012, the New York City-based On-Site Opera has presented immersive operatic experiences in site-specific settings, from the Bronx Zoo to Harlem's Cotton Club. The act of taking opera to new places has been affected by the pandemic, so they are now bringing opera to YOU, in special telephone concerts. In this rehearsal performance recorded especially for "CBS Sunday Morning," soprano Jennifer Zetlan and pianist David Shimoni perform Beethoven's "Auf dem Hügel sitz ich spähend." For more info visit osopera.org.

         
BOOK EXCERPT:
 "The Virus In the Age of Madness" by Bernard-Henri Lévy
With the pandemic, writes the French author and philosopher, America has experienced its "viral Pearl Harbor."


RECAP: JULY 26

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL JULY 26 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: Invasion! The threat from Asian giant hornets | Watch Video
They can grow as large as two-and-a-half inches and can slaughter a colony of thousands of honeybees in a matter of hours. And their sting? It's one of the most painful known to humankind. Vespa mandarinia, dubbed by The New York Times as "murder hornets," are the nation's latest invasive species, and correspondent Luke Burbank talks with entomologists and a beekeeper about the threats these insects pose and what's being done to keep them from establishing themselves in the United States.

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POLITICS:
 The state of our Union | Watch Video
1968 was a year that saw America tested over issues of race and war. In 2020, the country is being tested over issues of race and the pandemic. "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with noted political figures and writers – former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Senator Tom Daschle, and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers Kathleen Parker and Anna Quindlen – about government dysfunction; the dangers of the Twitterverse; and the leadership needed to unite these United States.

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PASSAGE:
 Honors for John Lewis (Video)
This weekend Rep. John Lewis, who died July 17 at the age of 80, will be taken by a horse-drawn carriage one last time across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma, Ala., the same bridge where his peaceful protest for voting rights in 1965 was met with a violence that has become seared in our nation's collective memory. Later, his body will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C.      

BUSINESS:  Danny Meyer on the key takeaway for rescuing restaurants | Watch Video
Danny Meyer is one of New York City's most successful and influential restaurateurs. In mid-March he closed all 20 of his restaurants and laid off nearly 2,100 employees. Meyer, and his top executive, Chip Wade, president of the Union Square Hospitality Group, tell correspondent Martha Teichner how they plan to rebuild their business – and how the entire restaurant industry must evolve – in order to survive not only the pandemic, but a changing economy and changing tastes.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Danny Meyer on overcoming threats to business success
Danny Meyer, whose restaurant business laid off hundreds of employees because of the coronavirus pandemic, explains to correspondent Martha Teichner how his father's business experience, including two bankruptcies, informed his efforts to survive a wrenching blow to the hospitality industry.

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BREAK: Rethinking the design of restrooms | Watch Video
As COVID becomes a fixture of life, new thought is being given to another fixture – the public restroom – and how to maintain social distancing in the most private of public places. Richard Schlesinger reports.

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MILEPOST: Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George Bush on this day 30 years ago. The civil rights legislation prohibits discrimination and provides improved access to employment, goods and services and public facilities for millions with disabilities.

PROTESTS:  The battle over federal forces on the ground in Portland | Watch Video
In addition to tear gas, there has been more than a whiff of politics in the air as armed men in camouflage have filled the streets of Portland, Oregon, setting off a pandemic of confusion and outrage. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin looks into the Department of Homeland Security's Border Patrol agents (who usually go after drug smugglers along the southwest border), who have been confronting and detaining protesters. Current and former government officials discuss what some decry as a "rogue police force."

WEB EXTRA: Christopher David: "Our city has been turned into a war zone intentionally" | Watch Video
In this web-exclusive commentary, the Navy veteran who stood up to a beating by camouflage-wearing officers at a Portland Black Lives Matter demonstration says federal forces are violating their oath to the Constitution.

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MUSIC: Jimmy Buffett: "Everybody needs to take a little breath" | Watch Video
The "Margaritaville" singer who's provided a summer soundtrack for decades, and who has a new album out ("Life on the Flip Side"), has cancelled his annual summer tour because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite the dour news and shuttered concert scene, Jimmy Buffett is one to turn lemons into lemonade, by performing online concerts for first responders. Correspondent Tracy Smith catches up with the singer about making music that meets the challenge of the times.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jimmy Buffett performs "Slack Tide"
The singer-songwriter famed for "Margaritaville" has cancelled his annual summer tour, but fans who are isolating at home can take solace in his new album, "Life on the Flip Side." In this web exclusive for "CBS Sunday Morning," Jimmy Buffett performs a song from the album, "Slack Tide."

You can stream Jimmy Buffett's latest album "Life on the Flip Side"  by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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PASSAGE: 
Remembering Regis Philbin (Video)
Talk show host Regis Philbin, who held the Guinness World Record for most hours on TV, died Friday, July 24 at the age of 88. "Sunday Morning" takes a look back at a perennially winning television personality. 

From 2005: The iconic Regis Philbin 09:42

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The iconic Regis Philbin (VIDEO)
TV legend Regis Philbin died Friday, July 24 at the age of 88. In this "Sunday Morning" profile originally broadcast December 25, 2005, Charles Osgood visited the set of Philbin's syndicated morning show, "Live with Regis and Kelly," and accompanied him on the piano, as Philbin talked about the hosting jobs, late-night guest appearances and recordings of one of TV's brightest personalities.

          
BOOKS:
 New York Times bestseller lists
"Sunday Morning" recaps this week's bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles, courtesy of The New York Times.

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LIFE:
 Without water | Watch Video
The simple act of hand-washing became the first line of defense against the spread of the coronavirus. But millions of Americans have had to live through this pandemic with no safe running water, or even plumbing, in their homes. Correspondent Lee Cowan examines the lives of 21st century Americans with no easy access to water.

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  • From 2015: The Navajo Water Lady

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: One West Virginia food bank's most-requested item: Water
Linda McKinney, director of the Five Loaves & Two Fishes Food Bank in Kimball, W.Va., describes to correspondent Lee Cowan the difficulty people in her community have in accessing a very scarce commodity: clean drinking water.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The scarcity of clean water
Mayra Carrillo grew up in California's Central Valley, in a home that did not have clean water to drink – and neither did her own children. She talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about when she realized living without access to safe drinking water was not "normal."

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BETWEEN THE LINES:
 The New Yorker Cartoons (Video)
For some 95 years, cartoons in The New Yorker magazine have captured the spirit of their times. This time is no exception. "Sunday Morning" presents a recent sampling.

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NATURE:
 Frogs and tadpoles in Catonsville, Md. (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to a pond near Catonsville, Maryland. Videographer: Videographer: Ken Kerbs.           

          
WEB EXCLUSIVE:

"Sunday Morning" Matinee: Celebrating Rodgers & Hart 05:38

        
"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE: 
Celebrating Rodgers & Hart (Video)
2020 marks the centenary of the Broadway debut of the first professional collaboration by one of musical theater's most legendary duos, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. To honor their songwriting legacy, Broadway stars Jelani Alladin ("Frozen," "Hercules") and Christiani Pitts ("King Kong," "A Bronx Tale"), along with dancer Richard Riaz Yoder ("Hello, Dolly!," "Shuffle Along"), present a modern take on the Rodgers & Hart standard "The Lady Is a Tramp," recorded especially for the "Sunday Morning" audience. Music direction and arrangements by drummer Bryan Carter, who performs alongside bassist Russell Hall.


RECAP: JULY 19

Facebook Live with David Pogue and composer Eric Whitacre this Sunday!

David Pogue will be chatting with Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre on Facebook Live tomorrow after the show at 11AM EST - 8AM PST. Post your questions below!

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FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT: David Pogue with composer Eric Whitacre
The "Sunday Morning" contributor welcomes the Grammy-winning creator of "virtual choir" videos.


Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL JULY 19 EPISODE!

IN MEMORIAM:  Remembering John Lewis, a tenacious fighter who got into "good trouble" | Watch Video
Lee Cowan looks back at the life of the tireless social justice activist and Congressman who was an optimist about America.

       
FROM THE ARCHIVE: 
Rep. John Lewis and the bridge | Watch Video
Back in 1998, "Sunday Morning" correspondent Rita Braver, joined by Congressman John Lewis, returned to the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama, the scene of one of the landmark confrontations of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, which became known as "Bloody Sunday."

COVER STORYRethinking the post-pandemic workplace | Watch Video
When (or if) we go back to the office, the working environment may be entirely different from how we left it prior to COVID. John Blackstone reports. 

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MONEY: Hard currency: One Washington city prints its own money on wood | Watch Video
During the Great Depression when cash was hard to come by, Tenino printed its own scrip; now, the antique printing press is working again to produce currency for those hard-hit by the COVID shutdown. Luke Burbank reports. 

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PASSAGE: 
In memoriam (VIDEO)
"Sunday Morning" remembers four noteworthy figures who passed this week: civil rights leader C.T. Vivian; journalist Christopher Dickey; "Magic School Bus" author Joanna Cole; and HIV research pioneer Flossie Wong-Staal. 

        
HARTMAN:
 Artist who painted 1,000 portraits of first responders (VIDEO)
When Steve Derrick of Clifton Park, New York paints a portrait, there's no such thing as a touch-up. He includes every bruise, bag and blood vessel. Steve Hartman speaks to the man whose unpaid tributes to hospital workers - have left him wealthy beyond words.

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IN CONVERSATION: 
Louis Gossett Jr.: "We need each other quite desperately for our mutual salvation" | Watch Video
Louis Gossett Jr. has been a working actor since 1953, but his first day in Hollywood wasn't about a part — it was about the police. Michelle Miller chats with the Academy Award-winning actor.

DINE OUT:  A taste of India at a Wyoming truck stop | Watch Video
At the Akal truck stop in Laramie, Wyoming, the Indian food that Mintu Pandher and his staff are cooking up in a small kitchen attracts truckers and locals from miles around, with food they can't find anywhere else along Interstate 80. Turns out there's money in all those smells of turmeric, coriander, and other spices rarely used in truck stop cuisine: his cafe is a hit, especially with the changing face of trucking, since nearly 19% of long-haul truck drivers in America are now immigrants. Jim Axelrod reports. (This story was originally broadcast on November 24, 2019.)  

RECIPE: Dal (Lentil Curry)

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MUSIC: Creating a virtual choir with 17,572 singers | Watch Video
"Sing Gently," with Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitacre conducting choristers from 129 countries, features the largest virtual choir ever assembled. David Pogue, who was one of those 17,572 singers, reports. 

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MOVIES: The art of Kim Novak | Watch Video
Now 87, Kim Novak is still finding herself. The star of such classics as Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo," "Picnic," and "Bell, Book and Candle," the actress turned her back on Hollywood in the 1960s and has since pursued artwork and a love of animals. Mo Rocca reports.

EXTRA!: Listen to our podcast of Mo Rocca's extended interview with the actress-turned-painter

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OPINION:
 Jim Gaffigan on his first drive-in standup showWatch Video
For the first time during the pandemic, the comedian took his show on the road, literally, by performing standup for an audience socially distancing in parked cars. 

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NATURE: 
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Extended Video)
The fog is rolling in this weekend along California's San Francisco Bay. 


RECAP: JULY 12

Guest host: Lee Cowan.

WATCH THE FULL JULY 12 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: Building bridges to combat COVID-19 in communities of color | Watch Video
According to the CDC, people with chronic diseases, such as obesity, heart disease and type-2 diabetes, are a staggering 12 times more likely to die from the coronavirus – and Black Americans have a higher prevalence of many of these conditions. In Baltimore, medical staff from Johns Hopkins are joining forces with "trusted messengers" – including faith leaders from a historic local mosque – to address obstacles to improved health outcomes for the Black community. Allison Aubrey, of National Public Radio, reports.

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HOME: Martha Stewart on the art of gardening (Video)
Gardens are not random; they are planned. Martha Stewart discusses the inspirations for, and benefits from, creating a beautiful, subtle and colorful garden.

WEB EXTRA: A tour of Martha Stewart's vegetable garden (Video)
In this web exclusive, Martha Stewart offers "Sunday Morning" a view of her vegetable garden, one that is self-sustainable, productive and beautiful.

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CORONAVIRUS:
 The importance of face masks | Watch Video
Dr. Jon LaPook on how wearing a mask can help prevent an infected person with no symptoms from transmitting the coronavirus to others.

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POSTCARD FROM ITALY:  Rome's empty streets reveal a tourism industry in crisis | Watch Video
In 2019, more than 5.5 million Americans visited Italy, spending nearly $3 billion. But one travel industry group predicts this year may be the worst for tourism in decades – and last week the European Union extended its ban on American travelers. Seth Doane reports on how businesses in Rome have suffered not just from the pandemic, but from the economic fallout due to an absence of visitors.

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TELEVISION: Melissa Gilbert on life lessons learned from "Little House on the Prairie" | Watch Video
The actress who starred as Laura Ingalls in the long-running TV series talks with correspondent Mo Rocca at her "little house in the Catskills," about how the Michael Landon-produced show which examined themes of home, family, faith and community resonates today. 

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers CBS arts critic Dennis Cunningham, singer-songwriter-bandleader Charlie Daniels, film composer Ennio Morricone, and Broadway actor Nick Cordero. 

WEB EXTRA: 10 essential film scores by Ennio Morricone
Music by the Italian composer, who died Monday at age 91, has left an indelible imprint on many genres, from spaghetti westerns and gangster dramas to historic epics and horror. Listen to audio excerpts from some of his greatest scores.
       

FOOD:  Award-winning chef Dominique Crenn is determined to beat coronavirus | Watch Video
Dominique Crenn is the first woman in America to receive the culinary world's highest honor – three Michelin stars – for the San Francisco restaurant that bears her name, Atelier Crenn. "60 Minutes" correspondent Bill Whitaker reports on her recipe for success.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Rebel Chef" by Dominique Crenn
The first woman in America to earn three Michelin stars writes about how her ambition butted up against a restaurant culture that was traditionally a man's domain.

RECIPE: Dominique Crenn's Tomato & Basil 3.0

RECIPE: Dominique Crenn's Oyster and Rosé

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HARTMAN:
 Chance encounter (Video)
Daylan McLee has a long, bitter history with the police: a false arrest, countless traffic stops. But when he witnessed a fiery accident involving a police car in Uniontown, Pa., in which a cop was trapped by flames, McLee – without hesitation – stepped toward the burning wreckage and rescued Officer Jay Hanley. Steve Hartman reports.

TELEVISION:  Trevor Noah on responding to these times without laughs | Watch Video
When the pandemic shut down his studio, Trevor Noah took "The Daily Show" online, and for the stand-up comic it's become a stand-out moment. Jim Axelrod reports.

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NEIGHBORHOODS:  Rebuilding caring communities, block by block | Watch Video
In Shreveport, La., thanks to the vision of Mack McCarter, residents in rich and poor areas are extending themselves to their neighbors, forging bonds in communities that have been torn down by bigotry, segregation and poverty. McCarter's faith-based organization, Community Renewal International, has been making friends out of strangers for more than 25 years. Lee Cowan reports on the evidence that an outstretched hand can work wonders.

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COMMENTARY: Theodore Roosevelt's great-grandson: Remove the statueWatch Video
Mark Roosevelt wants the memorial to the 26th president removed from the Museum of Natural History in New York City. 

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NATURE:
 The Everglades in Florida (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes viewers to the Florida Everglades. Videographer: Charles Schultz.
         

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MOVIES: 10 essential film scores by Ennio Morricone
Music by the Italian composer, who died Monday at age 91, has left an indelible imprint on many genres, from spaghetti westerns and gangster dramas to historic epics and horror. Listen to audio excerpts from some of his greatest scores.
         


RECAP: JULY 5

Guest host: Lee Cowan

WATCH THE FULL JULY 5 EPISODE!

THEME: "Abblasen" performed on the piccolo (Video)
Laura Benning, of Laytonsville, Maryland, offers "Sunday Morning" viewers her rendition of our theme song, "Abblasen," that is perfect for Independence Day!

COVER STORY: Socially-distancing crowd pleasers: Exploring the future of fun | Watch Video
From music to movies to sports, correspondent Susan Spencer takes a look at large-venue events in America, and how they might change in the wake of the pandemic. 

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CORONAVIRUS:
 COVID Update:
As of yesterday, 129,440 Americans have died from the coronavirus. There have been 11,100,000 confirmed cases worldwide. Last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday saw increases of more than 50,000 confirmed new U.S. coronavirus cases each day, setting new records for viral spread. (Source: Johns Hopkins University.)

IN MEMORIAN: The essence of comedy giant Carl Reiner | Watch Video
Carl Reiner, the legendary comedy actor, writer, director and producer, died Monday at the age of 98. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with two of his longtime friends – TV producer Norman Lear, and actor Dick Van Dyke – about Reiner's extraordinary life and career.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and George Takei with advice for the "Next-Greatest Generation" (2020)

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Golden boys (2017)

FROM THE ARCHIVECarl Reiner: Still making us laugh (2015)

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Carl and Estelle Reiner on love that works at any age (2007) 

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MUSIC:  Gary Clark Jr.: "Music is my religion" | Watch Video
Gary Clark Jr. is still clearly uncomfortable being heralded as one of the best guitarists in a generation. He's played the White House, and toured with the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. This year his blues/rock album, "This Land," won three Grammy Awards. Kristine Johnson talks with the musician who describes himself as a "simple dude from Austin, Texas who picked up a guitar." (An update of a story first broadcast January 12, 2020.)

You can stream Gary Clark Jr.'s album "This Land" by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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COMMENTARY:
 Jim Gaffigan: 2020, please turn your notifications off | Watch Video
Much of Spring and Summer of 2020 was cancelled by COVID, but comedian Jim Gaffigan still received pre-programmed calendar alerts to events that never happened – a reminder of all the things he's missing in life.

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HISTORY: Frederick Douglass' admonition on the moral rightness of liberty for all | Watch Video
Contributor Kelefa Sanneh of The New Yorker magazine reflects on the abolitionist orator's 1852 speech, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?"

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HARTMAN:
 Drive-thru citizenship (Video)
In America, you can get almost anything in a drive-thru. And this year, because of the pandemic, immigrants who have completed all the requirements of citizenship are pulling into parking lots from San Diego to Des Moines to Detroit for socially-distant naturalization ceremonies. Steve Hartman visits with some newly-minted U.S. citizens in Albany, N.Y. where the oath was taken behind the wheel. 

BOOKS: Jim Carrey's "nonsensical belief" in himself and the universe | Watch Video
If you think Jim Carrey is merely a brilliant-but-quirky actor-comedian, just wait until you read his new book titled "Memoirs and Misinformation." Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Carrey and co-author Dana Vachon about the "semi-autobiographical novel."

READ AN EXCERPT (WITH AUDIO): "Memoirs and Misinformation" by Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon

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NEW YORK CITY: With pandemic, NYC taxi drivers' livelihoods hang in the balance
Since the taxi medallion bubble burst in 2015, New York City cab drivers have been drowning in financial debt. Special contributor Ted Koppel reports on how the pandemic could mark the end of an industry, and an urban icon.

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COMMENTARY:
 Nancy Giles | Watch Video
The "Sunday Morning" contributor discusses cellphone video that millions see – undeniable proof of the racist acts that some of us have lived with for a long time.      

SNAPSHOT: Expressions of America
On this Fourth of July weekend, Lee Cowan reflects on the things that give us hope and keep us connected, especially amid the turmoil of the past few months, with images by photographer Lou Bopp of St. Louis, Missouri.

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NATURE:
 Cape Cod National Seashore
This holiday weekend, when many can't make it to the beach, "Sunday Morning" takes us to look at sunrise at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts. Videographer: Scot Miller.

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THE BOOK REPORT: Reviews from Washington Post critic Ron Charles (July 5)

Book excerpt: "The Taste of Sugar" by Marisel Vera
The author of "If I Bring You Roses" has written a story of a small coffee farm in late 19th century Puerto Rico, an island hard-hit by war, natural disaster and social upheaval.

Book excerpt: "The Lincoln Conspiracy"
In their latest book Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch (authors of the bestselling "The First Conspiracy") turn to a failed attempt to murder Abraham Lincoln before the 16th president could even be sworn into office.

Book excerpt: "A Burning" by Megha Majumdar
In this debut novel set in contemporary India, a girl's flippant comment on a Facebook post leads to an accusation of terrorism.

Book excerpt: "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett
In the latest novel by the author of "The Mothers," twin sisters living in the Deep South in the 1960s choose separate lives as one secretly passes for White.

"Sunday Morning" Matinee: "For Good," from "Wicked" 04:36

"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE: "For Good," from "Wicked" (Video)
In a time of pandemic, the cast and crew of the Broadway musical "Wicked" – featuring Ginna Claire Mason and Lindsay Pearce – present a message of hope for frontline workers, "For Good."


RECAP: JUNE 28

Host: Jane Pauley 

WATCH THE FULL JUNE 28 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: Working toward a COVID-19 vaccine | Watch Video
Drug industry heavyweights and not-so-well-known biotech firms are pushing to create a vaccine for the coronavirus, and thousands of people have signed up to take part in clinical drug trials, despite the hazards. But what are the technical, ethical and political obstacles to coming up with an effective and safe vaccine quickly? Martha Teichner reports.

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ART:  Filling potholes with mosaic art | Watch Video
For years artist Jim Bachor has been filling potholes in the streets of Chicago with mosaics – and given how pervasive potholes are, he's never been at a loss for a canvas for his art. Now, with traffic decreased due to coronavirus, his mosaics are immortalizing holy relics of this time of pandemic, from hand sanitizer to toilet paper. Lee Cowan, who first profiled Bachor for "Sunday Morning" back in 2017, revisits the artist who has definitely earned his street cred.

GALLERY: Street art: Jim Bachor's pothole mosaics

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STAGE:  During a pandemic, the play's still the thing | Watch Video
For regional theatres, reopening is requiring some big changes – for actors, the backstage crew, and the audience. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with the artistic directors of the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Mass., and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., and with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Michael R. Jackson, about how they are adjusting to pandemic conditions and trying out new ideas to maintain the joy of theater.

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MUSIC:  Lizzo on the power of words | Watch Video
She's been compared to some of the greatest singers of our time. Melissa Jefferson, better known as Lizzo, sat down with correspondent Tracy Smith to discuss overcoming bouts of poverty, homelessness, and crippling self-doubt, and how her high school band teacher gave her the focus she needed to make her mark. (Originally broadcast October 3, 2019.)

You can stream Lizzo's album "Cuz I Love You" by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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MILEPOST:
 Dust cloud
A massive dust cloud from the Sahara Desert is hovering over the Southeast this weekend. The 3,500-mile-wide cloud has been dubbed the "Godzilla dust cloud" and has traveled more than 5,000 miles.

COMMENTARY: Faith Salie on the term "Karen"
These days, referring to someone as a "Karen" (social media slang for a white woman behaving very entitled, angry and/or racist) is among the worst things you could call them. And given how much bad behavior is captured on video, people are using the stereotype a lot. Contributor Faith Salie has some thoughts on the public shaming of shameless characters.

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HOME: Housecleaning in a time of pandemic (Video)
With more time on our hands during quarantine, deep spring cleaning has swept the country, including with our own Jane Pauley, who found a handy tool just perfect for brightening those pesky baseboards. She also talks with Cheryl Mendelson, who wrote the book on housekeeping, "Home Comforts"; and with Nicole Keith, president of the American College of Sports Medicine, who explains why cleaning is good for your physical and mental health.  

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SPORTS: Ken Burns: "Baseball is a mirror of our country" | Watch Video
The documentary filmmaker talks about the role that the sport of baseball has played in American society, especially in times of crisis.

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FOOD:  Guy Fieri talks food, fame and philanthropy | Watch Video
Since 2006, Guy Fieri, host of Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," has taken his cherry-red Camaro to joints across America … and since the coronavirus pandemic landed a hard blow to the restaurant industry, he has helped raise millions in relief for restaurant workers left jobless. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with the chef, restaurateur and bestselling cookbook author.

RECIPE: Guy Fieri's Brick Burger

RECIPE: Guy Fieri's Quick BBQ Brisket

RECIPE: California Brick Chicken with Apricot-Mint Chimichurri

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COMMUNITY:  All her sons: Ruth Coker Burks, the "Cemetery Angel" | Watch Video
When the AIDS crisis hit in the 1980s, Ruth Coker Burks – who'd inherited 262 plots in a family cemetery in Hot Springs, Arkansas – became a mother of sorts to countless sons, many abandoned by families and churches because they were suffering from what was called "the gay cancer." Coker Burks became a one-woman AIDS help center: driving patients to appointments, trying to find doctors or drugs, or filling-out death certificates. And in many cases she gave them a final resting place. Seth Doane reports on the woman who has been called "The Cemetery Angel," who gave – and received – so many precious gifts. (Originally broadcast December 1, 2019.)

This report by Seth Doane, producer Dustin Stephens and editor Steven Tyler has received an Excellence in Journalism Award from NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists.

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COMMENTARY:
 Jim Gaffigan on getting lockdown wrong | Watch Video
When the pandemic erupted, the comedian embraced stay-at-home orders, but soon learned that it was no stay-cation.

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PASSAGE:
 Graphic designer Milton Glaser, creator of the "I ♥ NY" logoWatch Video
The designer of a classic Bob Dylan poster from 1967, he also co-founded the trendsetting New York magazine.

        
NATURE:
 California's Mono Lake (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Mono Lake, east of Yosemite in California, known for its salty waters and mineral deposits. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.
        

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"Sunday Morning" Matinee: "Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz" 04:29

"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE: "Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz" (Video)
The cast of the Broadway-bound musical "Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz," about the early life of Judy Garland, performs the "Wizard of Oz" star's signature song, "Over the Rainbow," presented by Garland's daughter, actress Lorna Luft, and recorded especially for "Sunday Morning" viewers.

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SUNSPOTS: Clive Davis on Aretha Franklin's voice leading a new movement | Watch Video
Among the new songs recently released to honor the Juneteenth holiday – commemorating the end of slavery in America – is a never-before-released solo recording of "Never Gonna Break My Faith" by the late Aretha Franklin. "Sunday Morning" producer Sara Kugel talks with legendary music exec Clive Davis about the importance of the song, and of Franklin's thrilling rendition, to today's social justice movement.

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RECAP: JUNE 21

Host: Jane Pauley

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THEME: "Abblasen": A trio of trumpets (Video)
Our welcome-to-summer comes from Austin and Braden Frandino (sons of "Sunday Morning" editor Joseph Frandino), along with their University of Connecticut trumpet professor Louis Hanzlik, performing "Abblasen."

        
HEADLINES:
 Back on campaign trail, Trump dismisses COVID testing (Video)
In Tulsa, Okla., President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail Saturday for the first time since the country was shut down due to coronavirus. Speaking to a smaller-than-predicted crowd, he sought to fire up his base by attacking "fake" news about COVID-19 and blaming testing for the rise in U.S. cases. Omar Villafranca reports. 

       
COVER STORY:
  Gov. Andrew Cuomo on confronting a "frightening" pandemic, and thoughts on his political future | Watch Video
New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who has proactively confronted the coronavirus outbreak in his state, has performed some political jujitsu – asking people to do hard things and sacrifice because of the pandemic, and getting more popular in the process. "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley sits down with Cuomo to discuss leading New York's so-far-successful efforts to "flatten the curve"; the Trump administration's COVID-19 response; living in quarantine with his daughters; and his political future.

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INDEX:
 Coronavirus update
In a British trial, Dexamethasone, an inexpensive steroid, has been shown to reduce deaths among patients critically ill with the coronavirus.

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that genetic analysis of thousands of European COVID patients finds those with Type A blood were more likely to have severe cases. Those with Type O were less likely.

 As of yesterday, 119,000 Americans have died from Coronavirus. There have been 8,600,000 confirmed cases worldwide.

HERITAGE:  Preserving the traditions of black cowboys | Watch Video
After the Civil War, black cowboys played a key role in settling the West, and their heritage is honored by African American cowboys and rodeo riders today. "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Michelle Miller talked with members of the Compton Cowboys, a Los Angeles group of riders who take to the streets of South Central on horseback; and with participants in the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, named for the famed African American Wild West Show star.

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HARTMAN: Letters to Dad (Video)
Back in 2011, Barry Lampke secretly installed a mailbox in the woods of Geprags Park in Hinesburg, Vermont seemingly for one recipient: "Dad." Ever since, strangers have shared hundreds of messages of love to dads gone by. Steve Hartman reports. 

BUSINESS:  Small businesses, big problems in a time of pandemic | Watch Video
Economists estimate more than 100,000 small businesses have already shut permanently since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Others are facing staggering losses and are fighting to survive. "Sunday Morning" special contributor Ted Koppel talks with small business owners and independent operators about the pressures they are facing.

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MUSIC: Yusuf revisits the songs of Cat Stevens | Watch Video
By any name, Yusuf Islam is a legend.  The man who came to fame as Cat Stevens will soon release a new album, a collection of songs he made famous half a century ago and has now re-recorded with the perspective that 50 years of living can bring. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Yusuf about recording "Tea for the Tillerman 2," including his duet with his younger self for the song "Father and Son."

To watch a new music video of Yusuf's rerecording of "Where Do the Children Play?" click on the video player below:

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Where Do The Children Play? by YusufVEVO on YouTube

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PASSAGE:
 Voices of inspiration | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" remembers the British wartime singer Vera Lynn, and ambassador and presidential sibling Jean Kennedy Smith. Jane Pauley reports. 

        
SUNDAY PROFILE:
  Apple CEO Tim Cook on the nexus of technology and social change | Watch Video
Tim Cook has been the CEO of Apple for nearly a decade now, long enough to have moved out of the shadow of company co-founder Steve Jobs. But Cook still carries on a three-decade Apple tradition: their Worldwide Developers Conference, which starts tomorrow. It is one of Apple's marquee events, but what will that tradition look like in an age of social distancing, as the WWDC goes all-online? "60 Minutes" correspondent John Dickerson talks with Cook about societal changes, social responsibility, and uncertainty.

PREVIEW: Apple CEO Tim Cook "incredibly grateful" for Supreme Court's decision protecting LGBTQ workers

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COMMENTARY:
 Jim Gaffigan on what really dads want for Father's Day | Watch Video
The comedian, who's been living in quarantine for three months with his kids, has some thoughts on what would make an ideal Father's Day this year.

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JUSTICE:
 The historic tension between black and blue, and the rise in calls to "defund the police" | Watch Video
Demands for wholesale changes in policing that may have seemed unthinkable just a few weeks ago have erupted since the death, in police custody, of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and follow other cases of black men who have died at the hands of police officers. Correspondent Jeff Pegues reports on the longstanding tension between black and blue, and what calls to "defund the police" actually mean.

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COMMENTARY:
 Gerald Bostock on SCOTUS' landmark LGBTQ ruling | Watch Video
A plaintiff in one of the LGBTQ discrimination cases decided this week by the Supreme Court speaks about the message sent by SCOTUS with regards to protecting the civil rights of workers.          

      
NATURE:
 Great horned owls (Extended video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us near Lake Erie in New York, where a great horned owl dad and mom are busy with childcare. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.

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PASSAGE: 
The story of Juneteenth (Video)
This week saw the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, marking the day when Union Major General Gordon Granger proclaimed to the people of Texas, on June 19, 1865, that "all slaves are free" – the end of slavery in America. But it would not mean the end of oppression. Jane Pauley reports.

SUNSPOTS: Photographer Ryan Bakerink's Chicago 2020 time capsule | Watch Video
A project to document all 77 of the city's neighborhoods become something entirely unexpected due to the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests.  

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"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE: "Chicago" in lockdown (Video)
When there is not a pandemic, the cast of the Tony-winning musical "Chicago" performs at New York's Ambassador Theatre, home of the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Alas, with stages shut down, the quarantined ladies of "Chicago" (Amra-Faye Wright, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Pilar Millhollen, Rachel Schur and Tonya Wathen) have created a socially-distanced performance of "Cell Block Tango," exclusively for "Sunday Morning" viewers. Happy Father's Day!

              


RECAP: JUNE 14

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: The Melania you don't know | Watch Video
In her new book, "The Art of Her Deal," Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post correspondent Mary Jordan explores the life of first lady Melania Trump, and her surprising role as one of the most influential voices in the campaign and administration of President Donald Trump. The book presents a portrait of a woman who grew up dreaming of a life far away from her native Slovenia, and wound up in the White House. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Jordan about the "real" Melania Trump, a woman whose immigrant story of humble origins is a classic American tale, though her life and her marriage are far more complicated.

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PHOTOGRAPHY:  Recreating the "great outdoors" in miniature | Watch Video
When COVID-19 hit, all of travel photographer Erin Sullivan's far-flung gigs dried up. So, the woman known as "Erin Outdoors" began recreating the great outdoors indoors, turning her Los Angeles apartment into imaginative landscapes made out of spaghetti, vegetables, sugar or tinfoil. Her Instagram photo series, #OurGreatIndoors, has inspired other homebound travel buffs to imagine vistas of their own in miniature. Conor Knighton reports.

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MUSIC:
 "Lift Every Voice and Sing" (Video)
Introduced in 1900 as a poem by African-American educator and activist James Weldon Johnson to mark Abraham Lincoln's birthday, and later set to music by John Rosamond Johnson, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was adopted by the NAACP as a song of faith and freedom. Jane Pauley reports on the music that has been called the "black national anthem."

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MOVIES:  Seniors and millennials share their movie love virtually | Watch Video
Filmmakers Ellie Sachs and Matt Starr, who recently shot a remake of Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" starring seniors in New York City, have found a new way for the younger and older generations to connect since the COVID-19 quarantine began: They have been getting together virtually with residents of senior nursing homes every two weeks for a new ritual: Long Distance Movie Nights, watching films of a bygone era together, opening windows of personal memories. Correspondent Serena Altschul reports.

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POLITICS: 
Veepstakes: Handicapping Biden's pick for running mate | Watch Video
The presumptive Democratic nominee for president, former Vice President Joe Biden, has already made one promise: to pick a female running mate. Wired magazine's Nicholas Thompson talks with Alyssa Mastromonaco and Dan Pfeiffer (known for the podcast "Pod Save America"), Democratic pollster and progressive political strategist Cornell Belcher, and Republican strategist Stuart Stevens – a member of the "Never Trump" Lincoln Project – to discuss who is in the running for a spot on the party's ticket.

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UPDATE:  A million-dollar treasure hunt ends | Watch Video
Cryptic clues to the location of a treasure chest hidden in the Rockies have led many to search for it, and several died in the attempt. But after ten years, the man who buried $1 million in gold and jewels said this week that the treasure chest has been found. Jane Pauley reports.   

FROM 2015: The hunt for Forrest Fenn's treasure       

         
MILITARY:
  Bringing a discussion about racial bias in the military to social media | Watch Video
The nation's military marked a huge step forward this past week ... a step that, national security correspondent David Martin tells us, underscores just how difficult advancement for black officers has been, as Air Force General Charles Q. Brown and Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston open up about discrimination in a way military leaders never have before.

      
HARTMAN:
 A fan's letter to Babe Ruth (Video)
Baseball fans bereft over months lost of COVID-19 will do just about anything to have baseball back. So 10-year-old Little Leaguer Jake Curzon, of South Elgin, Illinois, did what any fan would do: Pour out his heart in a letter to Yankee great Babe Ruth. Steve Hartman reports.

MOVIES: Ron Howard & Bryce Dallas Howard | Watch Video
"Every day as a parent is a comedy, you know? It just is!" said actress-director Bryce Dallas Howard, whose own famous parent, actor-director Ron Howard, is just one of the famous dads telling stories about fatherhood in her new documentary, "Dads." Lee Cowan sits down with father and daughter.

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  • "Dads" premieres on Apple TV June 19

      
OPINION:
 Charles M. Blow on race and the power held by police | Watch Video
The New York Times columnist discusses how trust and faith in the criminal justice system can die when blacks and whites have different experiences with police officers.

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CRIME:
 Medical examiners under fire | Watch Video
When a person dies under questionable circumstances, it's the medical examiner's job to determine how and why. A survey of pathologists found that 82 percent of them have felt pressure to change death certificates. As "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty reports, the independence of forensic pathologists to prepare unbiased and complete autopsy reports can be jeopardized by outside forces – and when death occurs at the hands of a police officer, the stakes are especially high.

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COMMENTARY:
 John Dickerson on the example Ike set in "The Hardest Job in the World" | Watch Video
The war hero-president's insistence that urgent matters should not crowd out important ones is a lesson that voters should keep in mind, according to "60 Minutes" c